Saving money on auto insurance can start with driving less

One way for people to save money on their auto insurance costs is to take public transportation, carpool or work from home when possible.

One way for people to save money on their auto insurance costs is to take public transportation, carpool or work from home when possible.

This is because many insurance companies offer discounts to people who drive less than a certain number of miles in any given years. People who spend less time behind the wheel are also less likely to be involved in an auto accident or pulled over for an infraction that could impact their insurance costs.

In Massachusetts, officials have these and other factors in mind when considering a recent Boston Herald report about the state's plans to purchase rail lines so it can expand commuter options to more cities.

According to figures from the 2000 U.S. Census, 76 percent of workers drove by themselves to work each day, while only 12 percent carpooled and 4.7 percent used public transportation. A smaller number worked from home, although a growing number of companies have been offering this option to their employees.

Overall, people who reduce their mileage can save money on gasoline, as well as reducing their stress levels while also potentially reducing the price of auto insurance coverage.

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Posted: September 30, 2009

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