Car Insurance to Be Raised for Young Woman, Lowered for Boy Racers

While some feminists might say this is discrimination, thankfully there are still some parties willing to hear the voice of reason. What are we talking about? Well, according to the Daily Mail, a bit of injustice in the car insurance industry could be set right, at least partially.
The European Court of Justice has reportedly decided against insurance for young drivers being subject to gender-specific clauses. The decision was made based on the Fundamental Charter of Human Rights included in the EU Lisbon Treaty, which “aims, in all its activities, to eliminate inequalities and promote equality between men and women”.

Under the new guidelines that will come into effect December 2012, the cost of car insurance for woman under 25 years of age might go up by as much as 24 percent, while for young males it could be lowered by 9 percent or less. Still, it won’t be exactly on par, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.

“Twenty-five times more young men are convicted for dangerous driving in the UK each year than women of the same age. An unintended consequence will be that boy racers will find themselves able to afford insurance for more powerful cars, which could in turn lead to more accidents at their hands," commented Adrian Webb, spokesperson for Sheila’s Wheels.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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