Originally Posted by Harry Angstrom
They aren't assuming every 17 year old is shite BUT they have to assess the risk of a driver they are covering. Statistically 17 year old boys claim more on their policy than 17 year old girls. The company are assessing those risks and pricing accordingly.
It's not sexist it's a commercial decision.
It looks like you are the only one on this thread who can see this.
Making sweeping generalisations, I find that blokes drive fast and agressively. If someone is right in your boot when you are already speeding, cuts you up or pulls out quickly in front of you, then it is nearly always a bloke. The terrible woman drivers I have seen tend to be slow, don't signal, break far too much (but gently) for corners etc.
Both are bad driving, but one is far more likely to cause accidents, and those accidents are the most likely to me the most expensive.