Teenage drivers pose one of the greatest risks for automobile accidents. It is the main reason why including them on one’s auto insurance is so high. When its time to add your new driver to your car insurance policy, you may want to consider a legal plan as well. Based on how the averages stack up against your teenager, it could end up saving you several hundreds to thousands of dollars when its time to renew your insurance.
Remember that day when you passed your road test and was issued your first driver’s license? You probably had a smile that stretched from ear to ear and thought to yourself, -Oh, that special feeling of independence!- On the other hand, when your parents went to add you to their insurance policy, they discovered that they might have to finance that extra cost, because it was astronomical. Fast forward to today, and now your teenager is making that leap of independence, and you now know how your parents felt.
In fact, studies show that average cost of insurance for teenage drivers nearly doubles a family’s insurance premiums. Why? Because the risks are much higher when a teenage is behind the wheel. One of the most interesting facts about teenage drivers is that they are 3 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash . Couple that with the law enforcement campaigns that seem to always net a higher percentage of speeding teenage drivers, and you begin to understand why the insurance companies charge such high premiums. Lets face it, the maturity of teenage drivers, on average, is lacking that of an experienced driver, which usually only comes with some years behind the wheel.