If you’re a high-risk driver, chances are you are paying more for your insurance because of your driving experience and history.
Insurance companies rate drivers on the likelihood that they will be involved in an at-fault accident. The higher the likelihood of this happening, the bigger the risk the driver poses to the insurer. In order to determine risk, drivers are rated on various factors.
What Makes You as a High-Risk Driver?
- having an at-fault claim on your policy
- having serious infractions on your record like impaired driving or distracted driving
- driving a car with a lower safety rating
- driving a vehicle with a higher theft rate
Insurance for High-Risk Drivers
There are consequences for high-risk drivers that include paying a higher premium for auto insurance or being denied coverage at the time of your renewal. Insurance companies predict that high-risk drivers are likely to experience a significant loss which means a costly claim that they have to pay.
What You Can Do
The most important thing you can do so you’re not considered a high-risk driver is to become a safer driver and you can start by slowing down and observing the speed limit. Also, don’t be a distracted driver - being extra cautious on the road means you’re paying attention and that alone makes you a safer driver. You may even want to check out smartphone apps such as DriveWell that can provide you with data based on your driving.