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Michigan auto insurance rates among the nation's highest

two cars in a rear ending accident
Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio
Opps. A fender bender in Ann Arbor. Michiganders spend a lot for auto insurance.

In one study, Michigan had the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. In another, Michigan ranked 11th in the nation.

That's according to a piece from Dawson Bell at the Detroit Free Press. Bell writes both studies cited "the state's unique mandate for unlimited coverage for personal injuries as a primary cause for high rates."

From the article:

Michigan auto insurance rates led the country -- $2,541 a year for a hypothetical 40-year-old man with a clean driving record -- in an annual survey released last week by the consumer insurance information site insure.com. The Michigan rate jumped more than 21% from the same survey a year earlier, overtaking Louisiana, which topped the list last year. Vermont, at $995 a year, was the cheapest place to buy auto insurance, the survey found.