Do State Regulations Drive Cost Of Teen Auto Insurance?

by Categorized: Insurance Date:


This weekend’s Bottom Line column:

Teen driver alert! Parents probably know what’s coming: Insurance premiums go through the sunroof when adding a young driver to the family’s auto coverage.

In Connecticut, a married couple’s auto premium will increase 79.61 percent when adding a young driver, according to a new report by In actual dollars, the average increase in the state is $2,149.17.

“A typical [Connecticut] consumer is paying $2,700 without a teen, then boom,” says Laura Adams, senior analyst at “They add a teen and they’re up to $4,850 to have those two cars and three drivers on the policy.”

More . . .

The Courant is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment. For guidelines on commenting, click here.