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Boston, MA Car Insurance

Cars Insured in Boston

^ There are an estimated 401,452 vehicles currently insured in Boston. [1]

Car Insurance Rates in Boston

^ From 2006 to 2010, Massachusetts cities had the 11th highest auto insurance rates in the nation. [2]

Uninsured Motorists in Boston

^ There are an estimated 19,879 uninsured motorists driving in Boston. [3]

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Car Insurance Liability Requirements in Boston

  • Minimum Liability Limits in Boston: 20/40/5 [4]
    • 20  Required coverage up to $20,000 for one individual injured in an accident
    • 40  Required coverage up to $40,000 for all persons injured in an accident
    • 5  Required coverage up to $5,000 for property damage in an accident
    • Note: The amounts listed above are the minimum coverage amounts required by the law. Drivers can opt to purchase more than the mandatory minimum amounts.

Required Car Insurance Coverage in Boston

Required Car Insurance Coverage in Boston
  • Boston Auto Insurance Coverage Requirements [4]
    • Bodily injury liability coverage
    • Property damage liability coverage
    • Uninsured motorist coverage
    • Underinsured motorist coverage
    • Personal injury protection coverage

Car Insurance Verification Laws in Boston

  • Insurer Verification of Auto Insurance in Boston [4]
    • Insurer must notify Department of Motor Vehicles or other state agency of cancellation or nonrenewal.
    • Insurers must submit entire list of insurance in effect, which may be compared with registrations at a state agency. Also known as a computer data law.

Boston Car Insurance Facts, Estimates & Related Laws

Boston Car Insurance Stats

Boston Car Insurance Facts, Estimates & Related Laws
  • Number of Auto Insurance Policies in Boston
    • Based on historical and current data, 401,452 cars are currently insured in Boston. [5]
    • Massachusetts cities collectively ranked 16th in the nation in auto insurance policies in 2011 with a total of 4,256,127. [1]
  • Uninsured Motorist Rate in Boston
    • Based on historical and current data, Boston has an estimated 19,879 uninsured drivers. [6]
    • Massachusetts cities collectively had the 50th highest uninsured motorist rate in the nation in 2009. [3]
  • Average Car Insurance Rates in Boston
    • Massachusetts cities collectively had the 12th highest auto insurance rates in the nation in 2010. [2]

Boston Distracted Driving Laws


  • Hand-held phone ban? No
  • Texting-while-driving ban? Yes
    • Texting-while-driving ban in place for all drivers. [7]
  • Young drivers cell phone ban? Yes
    • Ban applies to drivers younger than 18. [7]
  • Bus driver cell phone ban? Yes
    • Ban applies to school bus drivers and passenger bus drivers. [7]
  • Enforcement of laws:
    • Primary enforcement in effect. [7]
    • With primary enforcement, a police officer can pull over a driver for that specific offense. Drivers cannot be pulled over solely for a secondary offense.


Boston Automotive Laws

  • Minimum Driving Age in Boston [9]
    • Boston, MA minimum driving age: 16 years.
  • Driver's License Renewal Cycle in Boston
    • Renewal cycle: 5 years [7]
  • Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Boston
    • Motorcycle helmets required for all riders. [7]
  • Safety Belt Laws in Boston
    • Safety belt laws have been in place since 1994 and apply to drivers/passengers 13+ years in all seats. [7]
    • Child restraint law in place for 7 years and younger and less than 57 inches. [7]

Massachusetts Car & Driver Facts

Massachusetts Auto Registrations

Massachusetts Car & Driver Facts
  • Auto Registrations in MA [8]
    • Registered Cars: 3,180,009
    • Registered Trucks: 2,344,721
    • Registered Motorcycles: 159,007
    • Total Registrations: 5,695,327
    • Rank: Massachusetts ranked 15th in the United States in total auto registrations in 2011.

Massachusetts Automotive Facts

  • Speed Limits in MA
    • Rural interstates: 65 mph [7]
    • Urban interstates: 65 mph [7]
    • Other roads: 55 mph [7]
  • Massachusetts Motor Fuel Consumption
    • Massachusetts cities collectively ranked 21st in the nation in total motor fuel consumption in 2011. [10]

Massachusetts Licensed Drivers

  • Licensed Drivers in MA [11]
    • Female Drivers: 2,369,052
    • Male Drivers: 2,314,271
    • Total Drivers: 4,683,323
    • Rank: 15th highest in the U.S.

Additional information about Boston, MA

About Boston

Boston (Massachusetts) is a city with a population of 617,594 [12] that is located in Suffolk County.

MA Car Insurance

More about Boston auto insurance

For more information about Boston car insurance, or for additional resources regarding Massachusetts car insurance overall, visit the Massachusetts Department of Insurance.

Did you know?

Across all U.S. states, Massachusetts has the fewest uninsured drivers - approximately 4.5 percent at last measure.

References

1. ^ Automobile Insurance Plans Service Office (AIPSO)

2. ^ National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

3. ^ Insurance Research Council (IRC)

4. ^ Insurance Information Institute (III)

5. ^ Automobile Insurance Plans Service Office (AIPSO) & United States Census Bureau

6. ^ Insurance Research Council (IRC) and United States Census Bureau

7. ^ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) & Highway Loss Data Institute

8. ^ Office of Highway Policy Information

9. ^ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

10. ^ U.S. Department of Transportation

11. ^ Federal Highway Administration

12. ^ United States Census Bureau

13. ^ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

14. ^ National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA)

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