Drivers may soon shell out more money for auto insurance, warn local agents.
All Insurance Agent Evelia Mascareno says every year rates increase somewhere between two and seven percent.
Mascareno says an insurance company determines the cost for premiums by, “conducting different surveys in different areas, looking at drivers’ ages and number of accidents.”
An increase in driving tickets and accidents on Arizona roads are a couple of the reason for the spike in costs.
“Even if you’re now involved in an accident, but where you live is seeing an increase in accidents, your rates could go up.”
Insurance companies are required to apply with the Arizona Department of Insurance for a rate increase. It looks at all financial statements to help determine whether a rate increase is approved.
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