Auto Insurance for Young Adults
You must purchase auto insurance to drive legally in
Pennsylvania. If you’re driving a car that is owned by your parents, you can
maintain coverage through their auto insurance policy as long as their home is
still your primary residence. If you own your own vehicle and live with your
parents, or are away at school, check with your parents’ insurance company to
see if your vehicle can be covered on their policy or whether you need to
purchase your own.
The auto insurance plan that you choose to purchase must
- Medical bills for yourself and others covered by
- Injury Liability for any injury that you could
cause to other people
- Property Damage Liability for repairs or
replacement costs for property you could damage
Each of these must be covered at a minimum limit in order to
satisfy Pennsylvania law.
There are many factors that can affect the premium you pay
for your auto insurance, including your age, marital status, where you live,
whether you drive to work or school, your accident and violation history, and
the safety and quality of your vehicle. Factors that cannot be taken into
account when setting your rate include your race, religion, national origin,
Your premium can change when your policy renews if your
driving habits change. Depending on your policy, there may be opportunities for
discounts based on your driving history or your grades if you are still in
Remember, texting and driving is illegal. Distracted driving
puts you at a greater risk for an accident that could negatively impact your premium.
Whatever the message is, it can wait.
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