Just in case you’ve missed the latest news here, the equivalent association to Which? in Belgium complained about perceived gender inequalities to do with car insurance and the German mother of six responsible for equality law in the EU has now added her contribution to make sure UK women will pay more for their motoring from December 2012.
Women of all ages will now be contributing towards settling young men’s more serious, often fatal and clearly more expensive road accidents. And what good will that do when premiums for men are thought unlikely to drop as a result?
This was immediately said to be “utter madness” and a “setback for common sense” by Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim.
Madness because the EU can, by the flick of a switch, make such far reaching legislation that will affect the sale of so many insurance products to dubious effect.
Far from men getting off scot free of course, they will now be penalised so women get equal life assurance and critical life cover… despite the actuarial facts that women live longer.
Knowing this and that women are the cheaper gender to insure, if you were an insurer would you want the EU to tell you how to run your business when their ruling flies in the face of statistics and logic?
To have your female motoring voice heard, UK drivers can join FOXY Lady Drivers Club, the only everyday motoring association for women, to help lobby for sensible decisions that are fair for our families. Clearly we have to do this for ourselves in future.