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Teen drivers add 79 percent to insurance, except in Hawaii

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 10:51 a.m. HST, Jul 17, 2014

Adding a teenage driver to a married couple's car insurance policy leads to a 79 percent higher average annual premium, according to InsuranceQuotes.com.

However, Hawaii is the only U.S. state that prohibits age, gender and length of driving experience from affecting car insurance costs.

Rates in Hawaii nevertheless rise by an average of 17 percent, according to the InsuranceQuotes.com report.

The most expensive state to insure a teenage driver is New Hampshire, where the average premium skyrockets by 111 percent. 

Other states where insurance rates spike more than 100 percent include Rhode Island and Maine, up 107 percent; Wyoming, up 106 percent; Connecticut, up 102 percent; and Illinois and Oregon, where average annual premiums rise 101 percent after adding a teenage driver.

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false wrote:
That's because in Hawaii, Comrade, everyone is equal and everyone shares equally in the cost. But what about when they were pushing No-Fault Insurance in the legislature many years ago…? "If we have N0-Fault, everyones insurance rates will go DOWN". Hawaii voters are sooooooo dumb!
on July 17,2014 | 07:49AM
cojef wrote:
Didn't know that. Must be naive.
on July 17,2014 | 08:06AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
It's also because Hawaii has limitations on teen drivers, such as when they can drive (no night driving) until a certain age.
on July 17,2014 | 08:23AM
ready2go wrote:
Why does Hawaii have over 20% of the drivers on the road, without any no fault insurance?
on July 17,2014 | 08:07AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
That's because The Legislature are busy crafting laws that will get them re-elected, not laws that are practical and can do the most good for Hawaii's people. It's also because The Taxi Driver at Washington Place does not care enough to do his very best, to lead his Legislature, as he smokes much too much Weed.
on July 17,2014 | 08:20AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Hawaii has limitations on teen drivers, such as when they can drive (no night driving) until a certain age.
on July 17,2014 | 08:24AM
cards_fan wrote:
Really, Wyoming?? I've been to Wyoming and I saw more deer on the road than vehicles. And believe me, the deer are smarter than we are...at least they will check both ways when before crossing the road.
on July 17,2014 | 10:05AM
AFishOutofH20 wrote:
Not bad!!!!!!!!
on July 17,2014 | 12:10PM
konag43 wrote:
nofault was nothing to do with cheaper rates. it was to help save increases insurance rates due to lower small suit cases but as all other things hungery greedy lawyers found a way round that . its not insurance companies that determine the rates is the driving of all the people living in state the honest as well as the dishonest people putting in frivilous suit when they are not even injured. other states have strict laws concerning people that drive without insurance but not in hawaii . legislators always want to be the good guy instead of protecting the people from uninsured drivers. in other states your drivers lic. is revoked and in some states they confiscate the lic. plates and or imbound the car.
on July 17,2014 | 03:20PM
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