It could be worse. You could be trying to add a male teenager to a car insurance policy in New Hampshire, where it drives up a couple’s insurance premium an average of 125 percent, a survey finds.
In Florida, it’s 82 percent, near the middle of the pack but still above the national average of 79 percent, according to a Quadrant Information Services survey for insuranceQuotes.com, affiliated with Bankrate.com of North Palm Beach.
Female teens tend to be less expensive to add. And if it’s any comfort, male teenagers are gradually getting less expensive to insure, as fewer teens get licenses right away and driving deaths in that age group have been coming down since the late 1970s.
The average premium increase for teen drivers is down from last year’s average increase of 80 percent and 84 percent in 2013, officials said.