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N.C. Ranks High Among Lowest Auto Insurance Rates

Posted December 20, 2006

North Carolina has the fifth lowest automobile insurance rates in the nation, according the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

The average is just under $600 a year. Motorists in New Jersey, the state with the highest rates, pay twice that amount.

The rankings come from a NAIC report that compares the cost of personal auto insurance rates across the nation based on 2004 rankings.'

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  • dhamma Dec 21, 2006

    Finally, Someone else who has realized this! Problem is a lot of those drivers from up north are moving here. I guess they will just have to learn that down here we do not drive 75mph in a 45mph zone or follow 6 inches behind the car in front of you.

  • dhamma Dec 21, 2006

    Finally, Someone else who has realized this! Problem is a lot of those drivers from up north are moving here. I guess they will just have to learn that down here we do not drive 75mph in a 45mph zone or follow 6 inches behind the car in front of you.

  • Lulli Dec 21, 2006

    NC should be one of the lowest in the nation! Recently, I travelled to Connecticut. Once you pass Richmond, Virginia you can tell a noticeable difference in aggressive driving; and, the further north you travel, the more aggressive the driving. I didn't realize NC drivers (on the whole) are so courteous. North of us, you can forget engaging a turn signal & being granted a merger into another lane. North of us, you have to fight for your territory. The majority of northern drivers pay no attention to speed limits, tailgate like crazy, & are as rude as they come! And to think, they make fun of us southerners! At least we rate high in courtesy & safe driving; and, I guess that doesn't make us so dumb after all! (Needless to say, North Carolina never looked so good as when I crossed the state line coming back home!