Thursday, March 08, 2012

Let's play a game!

The EU hath decreed that all young women will now be charged the same amount for their car insurance as young men. It's going to mean that young women are going to pay as much as £362 more per year.

Guess why.

Come on...

guess.

(No, I'm going to post the link later. I know you guys are a pack of shameless cheaters!)



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12 comments:

Shandon Belle said...

Chivalry's truely dead!

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Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Shandon,

You will make no friends here by using my commbox for advertising.

Seraphic said...

European Court of Human Rights?

D.

DP said...

"Gender" equality shibboleths?

Anonymous said...

So, does this mean that, conversely, women will stop being discriminated against at the hair salon? Because we pay way more than men for the same treatment... :-)

Lydia

Kay said...

It's gotta be some gender equity non-discrimination foolishness.

OR some way for the EU to get money to pay for Greek financial mismanagement.

My money though would be on the equity issue.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Lydia, you need to submit a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights! It's obviously discrimination.

bridget said...

I cheated and looked it up online.

Without giving it away, I'll say this: the insurance industry is all about risk assessment. Here in America, you can have a different premium based on anything from the colour of your car (white is the safest), marital status (married people tend to drive more carefully), and even the make of your car (I save 10% for driving a Volvo). The fact is that actuaries and statisticians at insurance companies have a huge incentive to figure out every possible variable that goes into determining someone's likelihood of getting into an accident, but government officials lack both that expertise and incentive.

It isn't "fair" that young, male, and unmarried people are more likely to get into accidents, but it's not particularly fair, either, to require older, female, or married people, or good drivers, to pick up more of the cost for the recklessness and inexperience of others.

amy said...

Is it because women pay the same as men for insurance covering reproductive services and contraception (that is, female oriented health services)?

Teresa B. said...

More young woman are driving and texting?