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Adding a Teen Will Nearly Double Parents’ Insurance Bill

But discounts are available.

by on Jun.15, 2015

Texting and driving is one reason teens are socked with hefty insurance premiums.

It’s normal for parents to start worrying when their teens get old enough to drive – but wondering whether they’ll be safe is only one of the reasons. Adding a teen to the family car insurance policy is another reason to start fretting, as it could nearly double what parents already are paying, according to a new study.

On average, premiums will rise about 80%, according to a new study by But the increase is likely to run an average 92% for a teenage male. The increases vary widely, depending upon state, averaging as little as 17% in Hawaii, and as much as 115% in New Hampshire, the study revealed.

News You Can Trust!

“It’s really expensive to insure a teen driver, said Laura Adams, the website’s senior analyst. The good news, she added, is that there are ways to get discounts if, for example, your teen is a good student.

The penalty for teen drivers should come as no surprise, experts say, considering young drivers tend to also be the riskiest group on the road.


Teen Drivers Pose a Risk to Everyone on the Road

New study finds 2/3 of fatalities and injuries involve passengers, other drivers.

by on May.27, 2015

Motor vehicle crashes have long been one of the primary causes of death and injuries among teen drivers. But a new study by AAA finds that young motorists are also a danger to everyone else on the road.

In all, nearly 3,000 people were killed in teen crashes in 2013, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, with nearly 400,000 injured. But a new AAA study finds that nearly two-thirds of the people injured or killed during a crash are people other than the teen behind the wheel.

Safety First!

“Teen crash rates are higher than any other age group, and this data confirms that the impact of their crashes extend well beyond the teen who is behind the wheel,” notes Peter Kissinger, President and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.


Six in 10 Teen Crashes Involve Distracted Driving

Texting only part of the problem, finds AAA study.

by on Mar.25, 2015

Night time is the wrong time for teenage drivers.

Nighttime sees deadly crashes among teen drivers double, according to a separate AAA study.

Federal research indicates roughly 11% of all highway deaths are the result of distracted driving. But a new study confirms what has long been feared, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concluding that nearly six out of 10 moderate to severe teen crashes are the result of driver distraction.

The figure is significantly higher than had been estimated previously, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluding distraction played a role in only 14% of teen crashes.

A Safe Bet!

“The in-depth analysis provides indisputable evidence that teen drivers are distracted in a much greater percentage of crashes than we previously realized,” said Peter Kissinger, the president and CEO of the AAA safety arm.


Peer Pressure Causes Teen Accidents? Well, D’uh!

“Thrill seekers” more likely to take risks, says new study.

by on Feb.03, 2012

Night time is the wrong time for teenage drivers.

Emergency crews struggle to save teens involved in a nighttime accident.

Unless you were a home-schooled only child, chances are you’ll recall the daily battle to conform to peer pressure during your high school years.  A new study says that teens are not only more likely to try to conform with friends when it comes to music and clothing but also how they drive.

And for a group a new study dubs “thrill seekers,” that significantly raises the chance of getting into a crash, according to a study jointly carried out by insurance giant State Farm and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


A second new study of 677 young motorists found that more than 70% of male teens involved in serious crashes were distracted by their passengers before the accident occurred.  The same was the case with nearly half the female teens. That may put pressure on more states to adopt rules limiting the number of young drivers in a car when the person behind the wheel has just recently been licensed.