It is one of every women’s worst nightmares. Your miles from home, it’s late at night and your car breaks down at the side of the road. Fortunately, it’s a scenario breakdown providers such as the AA, the RAC and Green Flag are aware of and all of them have actively promoted the benefits of their service to women on their own.
Comparison site carbreakdowncover.com, gives a detailed analysis of the service each car breakdown company provides. However in summary it is useful to remember the following for the 3 main roadside rescue services, the AA, the RAC and Green Flag:
The AA website states that they give priority to people in vulnerable positions, but do not clarify what these vulnerable positions are. From researching it appears that they consider pregnant women, women with children and the elderly as vulnerable. As such, unless you fall into one of those categories you will not receive priority roadside rescue. You therefore need to state that you are concerned about your safety when you call them to ensure you are treated as a priority.
The RAC do consider single women as priority cases and as such will immediately put you to the top of the list in the unfortunate times when your car does breakdown down. The RAC also claims to have more patrols per member than any of the ther breakdown companies, so in theory should get to you quicker at the roadside than any other breakdown company. According to their website, a breakdown will normally be attended to within 40 minutes.
The Green Flag website sites sem examples of what they consider to be priority breakdown cases. They include breakdowns on the motorway, single women and also women with children. They also state that they have an average response time of under 30 minutes, so in theory should be the quickest of all the breakdown companies if you should need help quickly.