HUMAN RIGHTS FOR DRUNK DRIVERS NEXT, ASKS MEP NIKKI SINCLAIRE?
Nikki Sinclaire is to ask the EU where the line on equality for car insurance will be drawn or will drunk drivers be allowed to claim they are acting within their Human Rights?
The West Midlands’ independent MEP is using the example to underline the fact that women drivers are to suffer thanks to the EU ruling on car insurance and gender equality. It was an issue she broached in the EU Parliament back in October 2010 but no-one thought it likely to be made law.
Currently, the average annual premium for women aged 17-22 is £1,423. Under the new legislation, which will no longer allow gender to be taken into account when setting premiums, this could rise by a massive 25%.
Commenting on the decision, Nikki Sinclaire said:
“Gender equality is incredibly important but this decision actually discriminates against women in the UK who receive cheaper insurance premiums as they have proven to be better drivers.
Once again the EU shows its ignorance and lack of common sense in order to pursue its politically-correct objectives. This time it is the insurance industry who, for over 250 years, have used risk assessment to calculate its premiums. EU babble cannot dispute statistical facts. Whatever next? Drunk drivers claiming their Human Rights have been abused because off their rightly inflated premiums."