Cheapest car insurance found in Northeast

Red vehicleDrivers in the Northeast have something to brag about: They pay some of the lowest car insurance rates in the country.

A survey performed by Insure.com found New Englanders are more likely to pay less in auto insurance than drivers in any other part of the U.S. Maine drivers have the cheapest insurance, paying $902.85 per year, and Vermont comes in second with their drivers paying $968.58. Massachusetts and New Hampshire also made the top ten of cheapest states for auto insurance.

Chris Condon, incoming president of the Maine Insurance Agents Association, told Insure.com that several factors help keep Maine auto insurance rates low. Condon said there’s low commuter mileage compared to other states, the average annual number of miles driven is low, and its state highways aren’t very busy, which keeps car accidents down.

Where’s the most expensive state to buy automobile coverage? Louisiana. It costs around $2,500 to insurance a car for a year. Duane Dimattia of Baton Rouge, a director of the Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana, told Insure.com that the state’s court system is party to blame for high rates. “You see lots of settlements at $49,000,” Dimattia said. In Louisiana, a case only receives a jury trial if the claim is at least $50,000.

Michigan and Oklahoma were the second- and third-most expensive states to purchase auto insurance.ADNFCR-3298-ID-19724153-ADNFCR

About John Pirro
John Pirro is a licensed fire and casualty insurance agent specializing in various aspects of the auto insurance industry. He worked in the auto body repair industry before taking a reporting position at Online Auto Insurance News.

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