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Newton, MA Car Insurance

Cars Insured in Newton

^ There are an estimated 55,347 vehicles currently insured in Newton. [1]

Car Insurance Rates in Newton

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

Uninsured Motorists in Newton

^ There are an estimated 2,741 uninsured motorists driving in Newton. [3]

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Car Insurance Liability Requirements in Newton

  • Minimum Liability Limits in Newton: 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 Newton

Required Car Insurance Coverage in Newton
  • Newton 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 Newton

  • Insurer Verification of Auto Insurance in Newton [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.

Newton Car Insurance Facts, Estimates & Related Laws

Newton Car Insurance Stats

Newton Car Insurance Facts, Estimates & Related Laws
  • Number of Auto Insurance Policies in Newton
    • Based on historical and current data, 55,347 cars are currently insured in Newton. [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 Newton
    • Based on historical and current data, Newton has an estimated 2,741 uninsured drivers. [6]
    • Massachusetts cities collectively had the 50th highest uninsured motorist rate in the nation in 2009. [3]
  • Average Car Insurance Rates in Newton
    • Massachusetts cities collectively had the 12th highest auto insurance rates in the nation in 2010. [2]

Newton 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.


Newton Automotive Laws

  • Minimum Driving Age in Newton [9]
    • Newton, MA minimum driving age: 16 years.
  • Driver's License Renewal Cycle in Newton
    • Renewal cycle: 5 years [7]
  • Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Newton
    • Motorcycle helmets required for all riders. [7]
  • Safety Belt Laws in Newton
    • 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 Newton, MA

About Newton

Newton (Massachusetts) is a city with a population of 85,146 [12] that is located in Middlesex County.

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More about Newton auto insurance

For more information about Newton 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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