Are young drivers still 'priced off the road'?


The implementation of an EU ruling will see big price rises for female drivers between the ages of 17 and 25.

The change will affect people renewing their car insurance cover after 21 December and follows a decision of the European Court of Justice in 2011 that insurance companies can no longer take an applicant's gender into account when deciding insurance premiums.

The result of the EU gender ruling is that women's insurance prices will go up and men's will come down.

BBC Newsline's Conor Macauley looks at what the changes mean for young drivers.