EU ruling to send car insurance costs for young women up 300

Young women's car insurance 'will rise' by 300 today – but men could see a 180 drop as EU gender ruling hits Young female drivers will see premiums increase by roughly 24%But young male drivers will see them decrease by 9%Pricing from individual insurers will become clearer in the coming months | UPDATED: 16:35 GMT, 21 December 2012 Young female drivers will bear the brunt of new European rules which come into force today and could deliver a 300 increase to their average cost of car insurance. A change to the rules means it is now illegal for insurers to set prices according to gender – and young women are set to be hit hardest. This is despite the fact that young females are statistically safe drivers – young men are twice as likely to suffer a serious collision, according to the AA