Car Insurance for Students
It is very difficult to find a cheap car insurance quote especially if the car is owned by someone, who is a young student in a high school or college, more so if he is a male. If you are a female student, you get some discount in premium. If the student is attending a high school or college in an urban area, then also he is bound to get higher insurance quotes. Car insurance for students below the age of 25 years is expensive as various researches show that drivers in this age group are rash drivers and get involved in many road accidents. Once a student reaches above the age of 25 years, the insurance rate is lowered down by most insurance companies. But there are possibilities of lowering your insurance premium even if you fall in this age group that you must be aware.
It is always a better option to be included in the parent’s insurance policy rather than taking an independent policy in your name. While driving under your parent’s policy, students with a good driving record qualify for some discounts if they take a policy later on in their own name. They can also get discount if they have a good grade in the university or the school, and thus there are more than academic reasons for you to do well in your studies. Companies extend this discount above a certain benchmark grade that is not uniform across them. There is a provision for further discount, if they are studying in a college that is away from their home. Various companies in Australia have set up certain distance criteria of college from home. You can get cheaper policies if you are taking a driving course, or if your car is having safety devices installed in it. And last but not the least, it is strongly advised that you shop around and do a comparative research of quotes by various companies to get the cheapest deal.