Louisiana Car Insurance

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Here's what you need to know when driving in Louisiana

Across the Pelican State, there are 128,532 miles of road just waiting to be driven. We’ll get you prepped, then you take the wheel.

Car Insurance Laws

State minimum insurance requirements in Louisiana

In Louisiana, the state minimum coverage requirement is liability with limits of:
  • Bodily Injury $15,000 per person
  • Bodily Injury $30,000 per accident
  • Property Damage $25,000 per accident
Optional coverage in Louisiana (varies by carrier):
  • Comprehensive
  • Collision
  • Loan/Lease Payoff
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
  • Additional Personal Injury Protection (APIP)
  • Passenger Personal Injury Protection
  • Medical Payments
  • Rental Car Reimbursement
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury
  • Uninsured Motorist Property Damage

Liability coverage is legally required in Louisiana and pays for injury and lost wages that you cause to another driver or their passengers as well as damage to the other driver’s vehicle in the event that you are considered “at fault” in an accident. The coverage limits are determined by each individual state and normally split into three categories. In Louisiana, the minimum is listed as 15/30/25 and explained below:

$15,000 bodily injury coverage per person. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for a single person that you injure in an auto accident.

$30,000 bodily injury coverage per accident. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for all injuries that you cause in an accident if more than one person is hurt.

$25,000 property damage per accident. This is the maximum dollar amount that pays for damage that you cause in an accident.

These numbers reflect the minimum limits required in Louisiana but higher coverage amounts are available with most companies.

Top Louisiana Car Insurance Companies

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Car Insurance FAQs

Are digital insurance cards accepted in Louisiana?


What does this mean for you?

If you happen to find yourself pulled over by a police officer in Louisiana you won't have to rifle through your glovebox wondering if you remembered to replace that expired insurance card last month. Instead, you can provide proof of coverage with your smartphone.

Do I need uninsured motorist coverage in Louisiana?

Uninsured Drivers in Louisiana




Did you know?

Uninsured motorist coverage protects you from damage caused by other drivers without insurance and hit-and-runs.

How much does car insurance cost in Louisiana cities?

Rank City Avg. Annual Premium
1 New Orleans $2,885
2 Harvey $2,538
3 Marrero $2,519
4 Terrytown $2,505
5 Metairie $2,210
6 Kenner $2,203
7 Baton Rouge $2,187
8 Central $2,179
9 Shenandoah $2,161
10 Prairieville $2,148
11 Hammond $2,086
12 Alexandria $2,075
13 Laplace $2,011
14 Lafayette $1,956
15 Lake Charles $1,954
16 Monroe $1,950
17 Slidell $1,938
18 Sulphur $1,935
19 New Iberia $1,890
20 Shreveport $1,857
21 Houma $1,828
22 Bayou Cane $1,800
23 Natchitoches $1,799
24 Bossier City $1,762
25 Ruston $1,686

Recent Louisiana Car Insurance Questions and Answers

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Driving Laws

Louisiana Texting and Driving Laws

  1. Ban on hand-held cell phones for Learner or Intermediate License (regardless of age)
  2. Ban on all cell phones for school bus drivers, 1st year of License, and drivers <18 years old
  3. Ban on text messaging for all drivers
Alcohol Related Fatalities


Per Year in Louisiana
Annual DUI Arrests
US Average
DUI Legal Limit


Blood Alcohol Content
Average DUI Cost


Nationally, For First Offenders
What does this mean for you?

Driving with a blood alcohol content higher than the number above will put you at risk of being arrested for driving under the influence. If arrested you’ll face harsh consequences and may face varying degrees of jail time, fines, driver’s license suspensions, and reinstatement requirements.

If convicted of a DUI, you can expect the financial obligations to extend beyond the DUI ticket to court costs, attorney fees, higher insurance rates, and potentially the installation of a Ignition Interlock Device to serve as a breathalyzer test each time you start your vehicle.
Cheap Car Insurance

It's expensive to get car insurance in Louisiana!

Dang! Louisiana is definitely not one of the cheapest states for car insurance. Dont worry, we got your back!
At The Zebra we're all about helping you save money on car insurance. Since Louisiana might have cheaper premiums that makes our job a breeze! It's easy to get started—we just need some basic information.
What's the cheapest car insurance in Louisiana?
Rank Company Name Avg. Annual Premium
1 USAA $1,610
2 MetLife $1,873
3 GEICO $1,926
4 Progressive $1,966
5 Safeway $2,176
6 Southern Farm Bureau $2,226
7 Cal Casualty $2,292
8 State Farm $2,407
9 Safe Auto $2,601
10 Allstate $3,005
11 Encompass $3,202
12 Liberty Mutual $3,682
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Louisiana Tour Guide Scholarship

At The Zebra, we know better than most just what a pain buying car insurance can be. We also know that students suffer from higher-than-average policy rates. Talk about a double-whammy. That’s why, this year, we’ve decided to continue The Zebra’s annual scholarship with the goal of helping to alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Louisiana area, while also getting an insider view of the Pelican State.

Click here to learn more.


So, Louisiana students, we want to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state— from your unique perspective. If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that’s great! But there are no limits to what we’re looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible.

Please Note:

  • The length of the road trip to your feature destination is inconsequential. So if you have an awesome spot in mind that’s just two miles from home, we want to see it.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance.

How to Apply:
  • Entrants should create an original video not exceeding 2 minutes. Each video submission must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, and should be submitted by email to scholarships@thezebra.com.
  • With your submission, please include your name, address, and phone number.
  • Selected winner(s) will be awarded a check for $1,000.
  • Applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31st, 2018.
  • Winner(s) will be selected and notified by e-mail by January 31st, 2019.
  • Submissions will be judged by The Zebra and the winner will be selected based on creativity in the content and presentation.
  • Upon notification, winner(s) must also supply a current proof of enrollment at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States.

Fine Print

  • By participating, entrants represent that the video submitted is their sole and original work and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other party. In other words, no copyrighted music or images may be used.
  • Employees of The Zebra and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the contest.
  • Written credits for any technical or talent positions (e.g., editor, director, actors) should be included with your submission, along with any sources used to create the video.