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Insurance premiums for young female drivers soar

1 December 2012 Last updated at 09:40 GMT

The youngest female drivers face significant increases in their insurance costs from this month, according to new figures.

Higher insurance costs had been predicted, as a result of the ban on different prices for men and women which starts on 21 December.

A European court ruling last year found that gender discrimination in insurance was against the law.

Simon Gompertz reports.