Distracted driving endangers not only those behind the wheel but also their passengers, fellow road occupants and pedestrians. In fact, drivers using hand-held devices are four times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves, a statistic that has led to them being banned in 11 states. The consequences of distracted driving can also be tragic. Teen drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in a fatal crash where distraction was cited. Although texting while driving poses an enormous crash risk, with young adults listed as the most notorious offenders, it surprisingly did not claim the top spot on the list. Click here to find out which habit did and view the full list of the 10 Deadliest Distractions and also learn how to avoid them.
A variety of factors make car insurance rates more painful in some states than others. For instance, the number of insurers competing for business, driving conditions, the portion of drivers who are uninsured, and the way state insurance systems are set up. The highest average car insurance rates in the nation are Louisiana, Michigan and Georgia. Louisiana ranks the highest with an average annual premium of $2,669. Maine held the bottom position with an average annual premium of $934. Texas faired close to the middle holding up the 19th position with an average annual premium of $1,545. So, the next time you fret over paying your car insurance bill just be thankful you're not residing in Louisiana!
All 50 states require drivers to carry auto insurance
16% of all drivers are uninsured
84% of drivers use seatbelts
It's a myth that the color of your car will affect your auto insurance rate
Teen aged boys cost more to insure than teen aged girls
Auto premiums substantially decrease after a driver turns 25
28% of all auto fatalities are younger than 25
On average drivers will have an auto accident claim every 17.9 years
Auto Insurance is tax deductible for business use
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