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Drivers with great driving records typically enjoy lower car insurance costs than drivers with histories of speeding tickets, at-fault accidents, or DUI citations. Massachusetts drivers without a recent at-fault accident typically save 41% on their car insurance premiums, which beats the US average by 9%. In addition to earning a cheaper premium for driving incident-free, you may qualify for a safe-driving bonus through your car insurance company. The amount of these discounts may vary, but they typically run between 5 and 10%.
|Rating Factor||$ Savings||% Savings|
|No Traffic Tickets||$290||20.12%|
Young drivers — those between the ages of 16 and 25 — pay relatively high auto insurance rates, with those aged 16 to 19 paying the most expensive premiums of all. Because of the risk presented by inexperienced drivers, teens pay more than three times the national average for car insurance. Massachusetts is a relatively affordable state for teen drivers: the typical teen driver pays $4,210 per year — about $700 less than the national average for teens, but still four times more than the average driver in Massachusetts.
|Age||Annual Rate with Parents||Annual Rate Alone|
If you avoid at-fault accidents, speeding tickets, and DUIs, you can save money on car insurance. Insurance companies use your driving record as a way to predict the level of risk you present, so maintaining a spotless driving record will lead to lower premiums. It's especially important to avoid at-fault accidents, speeding tickets and DUI citations in Massachusetts, one of the states in which insurance companies penalize poor driving most severely. In fact, a single speeding ticket could raise your car insurance rates by 20% in Massachusetts — and a DUI could raise your premiums by as much as 49%.
|Rating Factor||Annual Rate||% Increase|
Every car insurer advertises its low premiums. But just like with any product or service, the cheapest choice is not always the best selection. Considering the stakes, it's worth doing the due diligence to find an insurance policy that protects your vehicle completely in the event of a collision. Exercise some patience and look for a great value, rather than settling for the most affordable car insurance in your state.
Use the table below to better understand the quality of service you'll receive. You'll see reviews for popular auto insurers' financial strength, claims satisfaction, and customer satisfaction including an internal satisfaction score from The Zebra's customers.
|Allstate||Above average||Average||Superior||4.3 / 5|
|GEICO||Average||Average||Superior||4.4 / 5|
|Liberty Mutual||Below average||Above average||Good||4.2 / 5|
|Norfolk and Dedham||N/A||N/A||Excellent||N/A|
|Progressive||Below average||Below average||Excellent||4.3 / 5|
|State Farm||Above average||Above average||Superior||4.5 / 5|
|Travelers||Below average||Below average||Superior||4.3 / 5|
|USAA||Excellent||Excellent||Superior||4.6 / 5|
In Massachusetts, drivers are required to carry liability, uninsured motorist, and personal injury protection coverages at the below minimum levels:
Personal Injury Protection
Optional coverage in Massachusetts (varies by carrier):
If you carry the legal minimum coverage level in Massachusetts, you'll pay an average of $609 yearly. These premiums are cheaper than the nationwide average by 7%. If you choose more comprehensive coverage, you can select a policy with comprehensive and collision coverage, insuring against damages caused by car-vs.-car collisions, theft, or weather incidents. It's worth noting that better car insurance comes with a price: in Massachusetts, a comprehensive insurance policy with a $1,000 deductible costs $983, 61% more than basic liability-only coverage. For a comprehensive policy with a $500 deductible, you can expect to pay 93% more than you would for a liability-only policy.
Learn more about car insurance regulations in the state of Massachusetts.
If you get a ticket, your auto insurance costs will probably rise. How much your rates rise depends on the violation, your insurance company's pricing strategy, and differing local insurance risks and regulations. That's why tickets may have a different impact on insurance in your state compared to the national average.
Below is a snapshot of average car insurance rates in Massachusetts after a few common violations.
|Violation||Avg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate||% Insurance Rate Increase||$ Insurance Rate Increase|
|Hit and Run||$2,520||97%||$1,243|
|Refused Breathalyzer/Chemical Test||$2,424||90%||$1,147|
|Driving with a Suspended License||$2,552||100%||$1,275|
|Driving with an Open Container||$2,403||88%||$1,126|
|Operating a Vehicle Without Permission||$1,627||27%||$350|
|Passing a School Bus||$1,640||28%||$363|
|Following Too Closely||$1,640||28%||$363|
|Failure to Stop at a Red Light||$1,640||28%||$363|
|Driving Wrong Way/Wrong Lane||$1,640||28%||$363|
|Failure to Yield||$1,640||28%||$363|
|Speeding in a School Zone||$1,624||27%||$348|
|Driving Too Slowly||$1,624||27%||$348|
|Driving with Expired Registration||$2,159||69%||$882|
|Failure to Show Documents||$2,159||69%||$882|
|Failure to Use Child Safety Restraint||$1,307||2%||$30|
|Failure to Wear a Seat Belt||$1,376||8%||$99|
|Driving Without Lights||$1,307||2%||$30|
The best insurance in MA is the policy that matches your needs. The only way to find that is to shop around with national and regional companies. Use our comparison calculator to see rates in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts car insurance rates are 18% cheaper than the average rate in the U.S. This changes if you're in a bigger city, such as Boston, where the average rate is 26% more expensive than the U.S. and 50% more expensive than the statewide average. Find rates for your city with us today.
Car insurance companies calculate your rate based on many factors, location of the vehicle being an important one. The cheapest car insurance is found in Waltham, Massachusetts, and the most expensive in Brockton, Massachusetts.