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Teen Drivers and Auto Insurance

Raising kids is tough, but once they reach driving age, the level of worry and stress skyrockets. You want your kids safe while driving, but accidents do happen. It’s imperative that parents handle insurance and their teen drivers properly. Here at Bacon Insurance Group, serving Richmond, VA, and the surrounding areas, we want to make sure parents understand everything they need to know about teen drivers and insurance.

Do I Need to Add My Teen?

Yes, as soon as your teenager has a driver’s license, they need to be added to your policy. Most policies will also require that your teen be assigned to a particular car on the policy. It’s usually wise to only give your teen access to the least expensive vehicle you own. This will lower your insurance rates and pose less of a financial risk should there be an accident. If you fail to add your teen and there is an accident, you might face consequences from the police and the insurance company.

Will Rates Go Up?

If you add a teen driver to your policy, your rates will increase because teenagers are a much bigger risk factor for the insurance company. There are often ways to offset this. If your teen makes good grades, you should be able to get discounts for that. If your teen avoids accidents or tickets, that will also help to keep your rates reasonable.

Can My Teen Get Their Own Policy?

It’s often difficult for teenagers to get insurance while they are young. Adding your teen to your policy is most cost-effective.

If you’d like to learn more about teen drivers and auto insurance, please get in touch with us at Bacon Insurance Group, serving Richmond, VA, and the surrounding areas.

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