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    Driving habits are a huge factor insurers consider when setting rates. If you’re the type to treat stop signs like suggestions or clock in at autobahn speeds on the freeway, you’re likely to be tagged as high-risk, which means higher premiums. On the flip side, if you’re all about defensive driving and have a squeaky-clean record, insurers see you as a safe bet and often reward you with lower rates.

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