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For most insurance companies, approximately how much do teenage drivers save by taking a driver's education class? Does it vary if they take a theory class or a practice driving class? Must they take both for a discount?


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An accredited driver safety program - the kind car insurance companies require - typically brings a discount of about 5 percent.

Some insurers require just the driving portion, and some require both classroom theory and practical driving. Even if your insurance company requires only the driving portion, it's likely that any school you choose won't let your teen on the road without some class time.

A discount isn't always available. That's because some states require all students to take a driver education course. And some states use driver education courses to allow drivers to avoid points on their record after a ticket.

We believe it is helpful for new drivers to take a class if possible, discount or not. There are other ways to save money on teen drivers.

In most states, car insurance companies do offer discounts for drivers who are under 25, enrolled in high school or college and maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher and it is referred to as a good student discount . How much the discount will be varies, but tends to be around 10% and up to 15%.

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When buying from CarInsurance.com we will ask you questions about a young driver when you are purchasing your policy. If the insurer offers a driver's education, good student discount or other applicable discounts, and your discounts will automatically be applied (if available).

 


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