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Why do men under the age of 25 pay more for car insurance than women do?

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2013-08-13 17:42:53

Good question. It can be pretty infuriating, can't it?

Particularly if you're a good driver. But. statistically speaking,

men under 25 cause more accidents than any other demographic group.

Some carriers even make the cut-off date age 30(!).

So, what if you're under 25, and you've never had an accident in

your life, never made a claim, never had a ticket...never even

thought about getting behind the wheel after having a couple of

beers? Why are you "paying the price" when you don't contribute to


Because of the "law of large numbers," which is what insurance

is based on. Everybody pays into a pool, and those who need the

money get it. The system works because not everyone makes claims,

and so the relatively small amount you pay in premiums can be

applied to the larger payments for accidents.

But since you fall in a higher-risk category, you're expected to

pay more, even if you never, ever take advantage of your insurance

policy. It's similar to a person who pays a higher premium for his

2004 Cadillac Escalade, compared to a person driving a 1998 Honda

Civic. The Cadillac driver, by virtue of owning such an expensive

car, has assumed a higher risk, and pays accordingly.

Naturally, you don't get to choose to be under 25 (as opposed to

a person who chooses to buy a Cadillac), but the principles are the


However, there are some contradictions to the "law of large

numbers" in this scenario.

According to an Allstate report It seems to indicate that the

female drivers are beginning to become more of a driving hazard

than male drivers.

There's more too,

As more and more women get on the road, their driving reputation

diminishes. This seems to indicate that women were getting into

less accidents as drivers because they spent less time driving than


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