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Gender ruling 'confusing young drivers'

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Many young drivers are still in the dark about changes to car insurance rules, even though they came into effect today (December 21st), Co-operative Insurance found.

The European Union has said that insurance providers will no longer be able to quote cheaper prices for female drivers simply because of their gender, but 60 per cent of the 17 and 18-year-olds questioned reported being unaware of this.

A further 40 per cent said they are confused about how the new legislation will impact them.

The Co-operative has launched a video on its website to help young owners of used cars and other vehicles understand the EU Gender Directive before they need to buy a new policy.

This is not the only law that young motorists may be unsure of, though, as Red Driving School recently found that 79 per cent of 17 to 24-year-olds do not know the drink-drive limit, which is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801511401-ADNFCR

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