Car Insurance in Minnesota
Car Insurance Liability Requirements in Minnesota
Minimum Liability Limits in MN: 30/60/10 [ 4]
30 Required coverage up to $30,000 for one individual injured in an accident
60 Required coverage up to $60,000 for all persons injured in an accident
10 Required coverage up to $10,000 for property damage in an accident
Note: These amounts are the minimum required by the law. Drivers may opt to purchase auto insurance above the mandatory minimums.
Required Car Insurance Coverage in Minnesota
Auto Insurance Coverage Requirements in MN [ 4]
Bodily injury liability coverage Property damage liability coverage Uninsured motorist coverage Underinsured motorist coverage Personal injury protection coverage Car Insurance Verification Laws in Minnesota
Insurer Verification of Auto Insurance in MN [ 4]
Insurer must notify Department of Motor Vehicles or other state agency of cancellation or nonrenewal. Insurer must verify randomly selected insurance policies upon request.
Minnesota Car Insurance Facts, Estimates & Related Laws
Minnesota Car Insurance Facts
Average Car Insurance Rates in MN
Minnesota had the 32nd highest auto insurance rates in the nation in 2010.
[ 2] Rates in MN ranked 31st in the nation in 2009.
[ 2] In 2008, MN had the 31st highest rates in the country.
Number of Auto Insurance Policies in MN
Minnesota ranked 21st in the nation in auto insurance policies in 2011 with a total of 3,837,593.
Uninsured Motorist Rate in MN
The uninsured motorist rate in MN ranked 26th in the nation in 2009.
Minnesota 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 learner's permit holders and provisional license holders during the first 12 months after licensing. [ 7]
Bus driver cell phone ban? Yes Ban applies to school 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.
Under a primary law, a police officer can stop a driver for that specific offense. Under a secondary law, an officer must stop a driver for a primary offense before ticketing for the secondary offense.
Minnesota Automotive Laws
Safety Belt Laws in MN
Safety belt laws have been in place since 1986 and apply to drivers/passengers 7 and younger and more than 57 inches in all seats; 8+ in all seats.
[ 7] Child restraint law in place for 7 years and younger and less than 57 inches.
Motorcycle Helmet Laws in MN
Motorcycle helmets required for 17 and younger.
[ 7] Motorcycle helmet laws in Minnesota cover operators with instructional/learner\'s permits. [ 7]
Driver's License Renewal Cycle in MN
Renewal cycle: 4 years
Minnesota Auto & Driver Facts
Minnesota Automotive Facts
Speed Limits in MN
Rural interstates: 70 mph
[ 7] Urban interstates: 65 mph
[ 7] Other roads: 55 mph
Motor Fuel Consumption in MN
Minnesota cities collectively ranked 23rd in the nation in total motor fuel consumption in 2011.
Minnesota Licensed Drivers
Licensed Drivers in MN [ 10]
Total Drivers: 3,306,139
MN has the 24th most drivers in the U.S.
Minimum Driving Age in MN [ 5]
Minnesota has a minimum driving age of 15 years.
Minnesota Auto Registrations
Auto Registrations in MN [ 8]
Registered Cars: 2,248,879
Registered Trucks: 2,402,947
Registered Motorcycles: 240,289
Total Registrations: 4,909,634
Rank: Minnesota ranked 20th in the United States in total auto registrations in 2011.
Additional information about Minnesota
Minnesota has a population of approximately 5,303,925, which ranks 21st in the U.S. among all states.
More about Minnesota auto insurance
For more information about auto insurance in MN, or for additional resources regarding
Minnesota car insurance, visit the Minnesota Department of Insurance.
Did you know?
Under primary laws, an officer can ticket a driver for the offense (such as texting) without another traffic violation occurring.
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. ^ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
6. ^ United States Census Bureau
7. ^ IIHS & Highway Loss Data Institute
8. ^ Office of Highway Policy Information
9. ^ U.S. Department of Transportation
10. ^ Federal Highway Administration