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Postby CEEDEEBEE » Mon May 14, 2012 9:41 am

Can someone please advise. I have just bought a small car and as I am 71 the Insurance Companies I have contacted have all refused to sell me a Third Party Insurance as they all say they do not insure people over 70. Have these sanctimonious rich companies actually done a survey of the accident rate in age groups and if so do the advertise the results. Are there any laws in Cyprus about age discrimination or are the Insurance companies to frightened to take the risk without evidence of a high accident rate by drivers over 70. Sadly, I find Cyprus extremely discriminatory over many things - race, age and foreigners and lack over regulations from the EU which do not suit them.
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Re: Car Insurance and Pensioners

Postby CBBB » Mon May 14, 2012 11:08 am

You should have checked for insurance before you bought the car.
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Re: Car Insurance and Pensioners

Postby CEEDEEBEE » Mon May 14, 2012 11:26 am

Thank you, that is really most unhelpful - why did you bother.
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Re: Car Insurance and Pensioners

Postby B25 » Mon May 14, 2012 12:06 pm

Insurance companies do insure over 70's. What you were told is rubbish, perhaps those particular companies do not.

Try Intasure, Minerva, Gan.

Your derogatory comments are not welcome however, just because you didn't get it your way!

If you feel Cyprus is so bad, then perhaps you should return to orinal country, cheers.
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Re: Car Insurance and Pensioners

Postby CEEDEEBEE » Mon May 14, 2012 1:25 pm

Thank you for your advice - fortunately freedom of speech is still permitted, and if you do not like my comments you need not have answered. It was not a case of 'not getting what I wanted'. It is strange, but the only vitriolic comments I get are from ex-pats, and I assume you are one of them because I find the Cypriots polite, friendly and welcoming. No country is perfect so your last line is superfluous and patronising , even with the spelling mistake. ORIGINAL.
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Re: Car Insurance and Pensioners

Postby Kikapu » Tue May 15, 2012 8:30 am

CEEDEEBEE wrote:Can someone please advise. I have just bought a small car and as I am 71 the Insurance Companies I have contacted have all refused to sell me a Third Party Insurance as they all say they do not insure people over 70. Have these sanctimonious rich companies actually done a survey of the accident rate in age groups and if so do the advertise the results. Are there any laws in Cyprus about age discrimination or are the Insurance companies to frightened to take the risk without evidence of a high accident rate by drivers over 70. Sadly, I find Cyprus extremely discriminatory over many things - race, age and foreigners and lack over regulations from the EU which do not suit them.


If you truly cannot get insurance for your car, even at very high premiums because of your age and that your driver's license is current without any restrictions, then you are being discriminated. You have a choice of either accepting that and not drive, OR, become daring and challenge the system by driving your car without any insurance and have a big sign on your car stating that you are driving without any insurance for others to stay clear of your car on the road. Should you get stopped by the police, in fact, make sure you do as quickly as possible, even if it means by gently hitting a police car from behind at a traffic light or while parked outside a police station. Don't pay the fines and instead take your case to the courts and show the court ALL your insurance denied letters from ALL the insurance companies in Cyprus of their refusal to insure you at any cost because of your age. What's the worse that can happen, that the courts would take your driving licence away from you? If you can't get insurance to drive legally, it is as good as you not having a driver's license anyway!
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Re: Car Insurance and Pensioners

Postby CEEDEEBEE » Tue May 15, 2012 11:08 am

Thank you - the problem has now been resolved.
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Re: Car Insurance and Pensioners

Postby Crawfie65 » Fri May 18, 2012 9:09 pm

You have posted that problem has now been resolved.
My mother is also having a problem getting car insurance as she is 77, could you please advise who you got insurance with?
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Re: Car Insurance and Pensioners

Postby zzggff » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:43 pm

My elderly, by completely spry, in-laws are coming over for a month. Could you tell me which car insurance company you used as I need to get them car insurance.

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