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UPDATED: Aug 30, 2020

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Connecticut Statistics SummaryDetails
Road MilesTotal in State: 21,512
Vehicle Miles Driven (in millions): 31,592
VehiclesRegistered: 2,755,233
Total Stolen: 6,338
State Population3,572,665
Most Popular VehicleRogue
Percent of Motorists Uninsured9.4%
State Rank: 36th
Driving DeathsSpeeding – 88
Drunk Driving – 120
Average Premiums (Annual)Liability – $650.94
Collision – $368.51
Comprehensive – $131.62
Combined Premiums – $1,151.07
Cheapest ProviderState Farm
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Connecticut residents are good drivers despite being stuck between Massachusetts and New York State — drivers young and old complete extensive driver’s education!

Are you ready to learn even more about your car insurance options and make an informed decision?

While you gather your study materials, review the following guide we put together that includes all you need to know about Connecticut auto insurance including coverage and rates (and in other states too), auto insurance providers, state laws, and so much more.

You may already know comparing auto insurance rates is a great way to save money! Start today with just your ZIP code.

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Connecticut Auto Insurance Coverage and Rates

Before you decide to move to Connecticut or even just visit, consider your options in auto insurance coverage.

Minimum Auto Insurance Requirements in Connecticut

Connecticut Minimum Car Insurance Coverage Requirements
Types of Insurance CoverageMinimum Limits: 25/50/20
Bodily Injury Liability Coverage$25,000 per one person
$50,000 per accident
Property Damage Liability Coverage$20,000 minimum
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist$25,000 per person
$50,000 per accident
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A new law increased the minimum coverage for auto insurance in Connecticut, so if you recently noticed your rates increased, that’s why. The state previously required only 20/40/10. Effective January 1, 2019, the minimum requirements are 25/50/20, as described below.

These increases are effective for uninsured and underinsured motorists as well.

Liability insurance pays all individuals — drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, etc — who are owed compensation for property damage and/or injuries resulting from a car accident that you or anyone under your policy causes.

Connecticut is an “at-fault” accident state. This means, if you are the at-fault driver during an accident, you will be held liable for any personal injury or property claims.

As such, liability insurance is required in the state of Connecticut at these minimum coverage amounts:

  • $25,000 — to cover Injury or death of one person in an accident you caused
  • $50,000 — to cover total injuries or death of more than one person in an accident you caused
  • $20,000 — to cover property damage in an accident you caused

You may be asking, how can uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage help me?

In the words of Connecticut’s DMV, uninsured and underinsured motorist covers, “you, your relatives who live with you, and your passengers if they are injured in an accident caused by an uninsured motorist, a motorist whose bodily injury liability limits are less than your uninsured/underinsured motorist limits, or a hit-and-run driver.”

Remember, these amounts are minimum requirements and may not fully cover injury, death, or damage to yourself or your own passengers! That will require additional coverage.

Minimum coverage rates also vary from state to state.

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Read more about The Full Glass coverage laws in Connecticut.

Required Forms of Financial Responsibility in Connecticut

When pulled over or involved in an accident, Connecticut motorists can now present auto insurance proof electronically on a cell phone or other device to law enforcement. The information is generally accessible via an insurer’s app.

There may be “an app for that,” but not when you run out of data or your phone dies!

The laws in Connecticut require you to carry proof of insurance whether it’s digital or good, old fashioned paper.

So, to be on the safe side…

Keep your insurance card either in your wallet or in your vehicle whenever you drive.

Although a ticket may or may not be issued to you at the scene of an accident, the possibility of a judgment being entered against you can still exist, requiring that you show financial responsibility.

Premiums as Percentage of Income in Connecticut

In 2014, the annual per capita disposable personal income in Connecticut was $56,186. That’s not bad considering the only other state with a higher DPI is the District of Columbia.

Disposable personal income (DPI) is the total amount of money available for an individual to spend (or save) after their taxes have been paid.

On top of the stellar DPI, the average annual cost of auto insurance in Connecticut is $1,133 which is only two percent of the average disposable personal income.

The average Connecticut resident has $4,682 each month to buy food, pay bills, etc. The auto insurance bill will deduct about $94 out of that, which is one of the lowest amounts in the nation as compared to DPI.

Despite the higher income, Connecticut residents pay pretty reasonable rates for auto insurance.

Way to go, Connecticut!

Now, you can put those extra dollars where it really matters — savings! American Consumer Credit Counseling suggests saving 20 percent of every paycheck. With Connecticut’s DPI, that’s $936 each month! How much are you putting aside for savings?

Average Monthly Auto Insurance Rates in CT (Liability, Collision, Comprehensive)

Coverage TypeAnnual Costs in 2015
Collision$368.51
Comprehensive$131.62
Liability$650.94
Combined$1151.07
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The above table illustrates the most recent data provided by the leading source on the matter, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Expect auto insurance rates in Connecticut to be significantly higher for 2019 and on.

Don’t forget: Connecticut has minimum requirements for liability coverage, but experts suggest drivers purchase more than what state law requires, especially when the state is an “at-fault” state like Connecticut is.

Why get more coverage than required?

About 49 deer are killed per day on Connecticut roads (18,000 deer per year).

Oh, dear! That is a lot of deer!

The massive urban population of deer is not due to hunting bans — hunting deer is completely legal in Connecticut; in fact, some cities are coordinating efforts for private landowners to partner with local hunters to hunt on their land alone.

“Personal Hunter” has a nice ring to it, huh?

If you think a deer hitting your vehicle may not cause much damage, watch this video.

The average repair cost for a deer-car accident is $1,577, or about $28 million in Connecticut per year.

Even if a deer does not hit your vehicle, they can certainly still cause accidents if drivers are not alert.

Don’t lose $1,600! Consider adding comprehensive coverage to your policy which covers occurrences that many would call “out of our control” such as a cracked windshield, hitting an animal, or other events besides collisions.

Why stop at comprehensive?

Let’s dig into some of the most popular auto insurance coverage types to add to a basic auto insurance policy.

Additional Liability Coverage in Connecticut

A loss ratio shows how much a company spends on claims to how much money they take in on premiums. For example, a loss ratio of 60 percent indicates that companies are spending $60 on claims out of every $100 earned in premiums. A loss ratio of over 100 percent means the company is losing money. If the loss ratio is too low, the company isn’t paying claims.

Loss Ratio201220132014
Personal Injury Protection85.46%95.14%74.69%
Medical Payments (Med Pay)87.46%83.32%78.91%
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
(9.4% and ranked 36th in the nation)
60.74%56.73%50.01%
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As of July 2018, two states required Medical Payments coverage (Maine and Wisconsin), three states (plus D.C.) required Uninsured Motorist coverage (South Carolina, Montana, and Wisconsin), and 17 states required both Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist coverage.

Connecticut lawmakers have established that uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is important with the recent change in minimum coverage requirements. It seems Connecticut residents were one step ahead of lawmakers based on a pretty even 50/50 loss ratio for uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage claims.

Based on the high loss ratios, it appears that Connecticut residents are also taking good advantage of personal injury protection (PIP), otherwise known as no-fault insurance, for medical bills incurred because of a wreck, regardless of who is at fault, who is driving, or who owns the vehicle.

It’s obvious by the above high loss ratios that Connecticut residents are taking good advantage of Med Pay, Underinsured Motorist/Uninsured Motorist coverage, and personal injury protection (PIP). PIP covers medical bills incurred because of a wreck, regardless of who is at fault, who is driving, or who owns the vehicle.

Again, way to go, Connecticut! You have killer income, great rates, AND you are fully aware of the benefits of extra coverage!

And the stats show how incredibly smart you are…

In 2015, 13 percent of motorists in the US were uninsured, and 9.4 percent of motorists in Connecticut, ranking 36th in the nation.

You have only three percent to go to outrank your neighbor, Massachusetts and make it to the top three in the nation! How ‘Bout Them Whalers???

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Add-ons, Endorsements, and Riders

We know getting the complete coverage you need for an affordable auto insurance rate is your goal. Learn more here: where can I compare several affordable auto insurance rates.

Good news: there are lots of powerful but cheap extras you can add to your policy.

Here’s a list of other useful coverage available to you in Connecticut. 

  • Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP)
  • Personal Umbrella Policy (PUP)
  • Emergency Roadside Assistance
  • Rental Reimbursement
  • Mechanical Breakdown Insurance
  • Non-Owner Auto Insurance
  • Modified Auto Insurance Coverage
  • Classic Auto Insurance
  • Pay-as-You-Drive or Usage-Based Insurance

Average Auto Insurance Rates by Age & Gender in CT

Most people are under the impression that men pay higher auto insurance rates than women. That is typically the case in the state of Connecticut with a few instances otherwise.

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Our researchers came to a surprising conclusion. They learned that age and the actual insurance carrier seem to be the most significant contributing factors in cost variance.

Case in point, Travelers charges 17-year-old male and female drivers between $13,000 and $23,000 annually, which is $11,000-21,000 higher when compared to their averaged $1,907 yearly premiums for insureds over the age of 18! USAA, however, charges only about three to four thousand more in annual premiums based on the age difference.

Let’s dig deeper!

Demographic and Insurance Carrier

CompanyMarried 35-year-old Female Annual RateMarried 35-year-old Male Annual RateMarried 60-year-old Female Annual RateMarried 60-year-old Male Annual RateSingle 17-year-old Female Annual RateSingle 17-year-old Male Annual RateSingle 25-year-old Female Annual RateSingle 25-year-old Male Annual Rate
Allstate F&C$3,673.14$3,634.67$3,382.07$3,621.23$11,215.24$13,243.90$3,843.87$4,038.70
Geico General$2,272.26$2,278.35$2,107.40$2,124.47$5,263.28$6,225.80$2,191.49$2,126.23
Nationwide Discover Agency$2,343.37$2,370.04$2,105.93$2,209.18$6,485.04$8,226.75$2,717.04$2,921.42
Progressive Casualty$2,642.90$2,461.27$2,252.80$2,346.17$11,031.05$12,232.33$3,016.42$3,379.83
Safeco Ins Co of IL$3,516.76$3,825.92$2,706.04$3,337.15$17,597.17$19,837.39$3,558.72$3,883.84
State Farm Mutual Auto$1,815.86$1,815.86$1,670.41$1,670.41$5,517.07$6,936.22$2,041.38$2,342.71
Travelers Home & Marine Ins Co$1,810.97$1,837.61$1,806.15$1,800.54$13,987.79$22,605.07$1,970.21$2,216.01
USAA CIC$1,958.26$1,937.36$1,826.50$1,802.82$6,175.72$6,480.54$2,622.21$2,716.62
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Highest and Lowest Rates in Connecticut by ZIP Code

Where you live can have a big impact on your auto insurance rate. Here’s a look at how your ZIP code can affect what you pay:

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Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Connecticut CityAverage Annual Rate by ZIP CodeMost Expensive CompanyMost Expensive Annual Rate2nd Most Expensive Company2nd Most Expensive Annual RateCheapest CompanyCheapest Annual Rate2nd Cheapest Company2nd Cheapest Annual Rate
06103HARTFORD$6,373.96Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$9,887.85GEICO$4,205.53USAA$4,206.85
06105HARTFORD$6,373.96Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$9,887.85GEICO$4,205.53USAA$4,206.85
06106HARTFORD$6,373.96Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$9,887.85GEICO$4,205.53USAA$4,206.85
06112HARTFORD$6,373.96Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$9,887.85GEICO$4,205.53USAA$4,206.85
06114HARTFORD$6,373.96Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$9,887.85GEICO$4,205.53USAA$4,206.85
06120HARTFORD$6,373.96Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$9,887.85GEICO$4,205.53USAA$4,206.85
06160HARTFORD$6,373.96Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$9,887.85GEICO$4,205.53USAA$4,206.85
06510NEW HAVEN$6,173.99Travelers$9,256.06Liberty Mutual$8,718.72State Farm$3,935.59GEICO$4,223.88
06511NEW HAVEN$6,173.99Travelers$9,256.06Liberty Mutual$8,718.72State Farm$3,935.59GEICO$4,223.88
06512EAST HAVEN$6,173.99Travelers$9,256.06Liberty Mutual$8,718.72State Farm$3,935.59GEICO$4,223.88
06513NEW HAVEN$6,173.99Travelers$9,256.06Liberty Mutual$8,718.72State Farm$3,935.59GEICO$4,223.88
06515NEW HAVEN$6,173.99Travelers$9,256.06Liberty Mutual$8,718.72State Farm$3,935.59GEICO$4,223.88
06519NEW HAVEN$6,173.99Travelers$9,256.06Liberty Mutual$8,718.72State Farm$3,935.59GEICO$4,223.88
06101HARTFORD$6,148.49Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$9,887.85GEICO$4,205.53USAA$4,206.85
06152HARTFORD$6,148.49Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$9,887.85GEICO$4,205.53USAA$4,206.85
06604BRIDGEPORT$6,112.78Liberty Mutual$9,542.38Travelers$8,780.42State Farm$4,104.01USAA$4,160.98
06605BRIDGEPORT$6,112.78Liberty Mutual$9,542.38Travelers$8,780.42State Farm$4,104.01USAA$4,160.98
06606BRIDGEPORT$6,112.78Liberty Mutual$9,542.38Travelers$8,780.42State Farm$4,104.01USAA$4,160.98
06607BRIDGEPORT$6,112.78Liberty Mutual$9,542.38Travelers$8,780.42State Farm$4,104.01USAA$4,160.98
06608BRIDGEPORT$6,112.78Liberty Mutual$9,542.38Travelers$8,780.42State Farm$4,104.01USAA$4,160.98
06610BRIDGEPORT$6,112.78Liberty Mutual$9,542.38Travelers$8,780.42State Farm$4,104.01USAA$4,160.98
06650BRIDGEPORT$5,793.71Liberty Mutual$9,542.38Travelers$8,780.42GEICO$3,632.90State Farm$4,104.01
06702WATERBURY$5,790.41Travelers$8,351.14Liberty Mutual$8,132.56USAA$3,668.44State Farm$3,833.37
06704WATERBURY$5,790.41Travelers$8,351.14Liberty Mutual$8,132.56USAA$3,668.44State Farm$3,833.37
06705WATERBURY$5,790.41Travelers$8,351.14Liberty Mutual$8,132.56USAA$3,668.44State Farm$3,833.37
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Hartford has the most expensive rates by ZIP code.

Cheapest ZIP Codes in Connecticut CityAverage Annual Rate by ZIP CodesMost Expensive CompanyMost Expensive Annual Rate2nd Most Expensive Company2nd Most Expensive Annual RateCheapest CompanyCheapest Annual Rate2nd Cheapest Company2nd Cheapest Annual Rate
06340GROTON$3,896.10Liberty Mutual$6,416.79Allstate$5,237.70GEICO$2,455.10State Farm$2,654.24
06355MYSTIC$3,986.37Liberty Mutual$6,416.79Allstate$5,237.70GEICO$2,455.10State Farm$2,654.24
06331CANTERBURY$4,028.12Liberty Mutual$6,378.51Allstate$5,403.39GEICO$2,637.09State Farm$2,684.12
06333EAST LYME$4,041.05Liberty Mutual$6,503.20Allstate$5,237.70GEICO$2,573.58State Farm$2,666.69
06357NIANTIC$4,041.05Liberty Mutual$6,503.20Allstate$5,237.70GEICO$2,573.58State Farm$2,666.69
06359NORTH STONINGTON$4,068.88Liberty Mutual$6,326.05Allstate$5,225.68GEICO$2,545.86State Farm$2,684.12
06226WILLIMANTIC$4,070.37Liberty Mutual$6,913.93Allstate$5,338.09State Farm$2,684.12GEICO$2,784.21
06266SOUTH WINDHAM$4,070.37Liberty Mutual$6,913.93Allstate$5,338.09State Farm$2,684.12GEICO$2,784.21
06280WINDHAM$4,070.37Liberty Mutual$6,913.93Allstate$5,338.09State Farm$2,684.12GEICO$2,784.21
06475OLD SAYBROOK$4,076.16Liberty Mutual$6,631.86Allstate$5,244.00GEICO$2,480.89State Farm$2,666.69
06264SCOTLAND$4,084.21Liberty Mutual$6,537.83Allstate$5,403.39GEICO$2,637.09State Farm$2,684.12
06334BOZRAH$4,085.37Liberty Mutual$6,821.20Allstate$5,237.70GEICO$2,637.09State Farm$2,684.12
06371OLD LYME$4,087.72Liberty Mutual$6,430.78Travelers$5,354.34GEICO$2,573.58State Farm$2,666.69
06426ESSEX$4,088.33Liberty Mutual$6,693.61Allstate$5,244.00GEICO$2,480.89State Farm$2,666.69
06442IVORYTON$4,088.33Liberty Mutual$6,693.61Allstate$5,244.00GEICO$2,480.89State Farm$2,666.69
06420SALEM$4,091.02Liberty Mutual$6,780.41Allstate$5,237.70State Farm$2,684.12GEICO$2,708.26
06498WESTBROOK$4,093.66Liberty Mutual$6,728.53Allstate$5,244.00State Farm$2,666.69GEICO$2,832.06
06375QUAKER HILL$4,094.49Liberty Mutual$6,643.12Travelers$5,363.30State Farm$2,654.24USAA$2,700.71
06385WATERFORD$4,094.49Liberty Mutual$6,643.12Travelers$5,363.30State Farm$2,654.24USAA$2,700.71
06249LEBANON$4,099.90Liberty Mutual$6,376.82Allstate$5,469.52State Farm$2,684.12GEICO$2,784.21
06417DEEP RIVER$4,103.33Liberty Mutual$7,027.36Allstate$5,244.00GEICO$2,480.89State Farm$2,666.69
06332CENTRAL VILLAGE$4,105.28Liberty Mutual$6,571.22Allstate$5,573.25GEICO$2,545.86State Farm$2,684.12
06354MOOSUP$4,105.28Liberty Mutual$6,571.22Allstate$5,573.25GEICO$2,545.86State Farm$2,684.12
06374PLAINFIELD$4,105.28Liberty Mutual$6,571.22Allstate$5,573.25GEICO$2,545.86State Farm$2,684.12
06423EAST HADDAM$4,112.43Liberty Mutual$6,707.15Travelers$5,328.44GEICO$2,480.89State Farm$2,666.69
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Most Expensive/Least Expensive Carrier Rates by City

To help with your comparison, the tables below compile the average auto insurance rates by cities.

Most Expensive Cities in Connecticut Average Annual Rate by CityMost Expensive CompanyMost Expensive Annual Rate2nd Most Expensive Company2nd Most Expensive Annual RateCheapest CompanyCheapest Annual Rate2nd Cheapest Company2nd Cheapest Annual Rate
Hartford$6,323.85Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$9,887.85GEICO$4,205.53USAA$4,206.85
East Haven$6,173.99Travelers$9,256.06Liberty Mutual$8,718.72State Farm$3,935.59GEICO$4,223.88
New Haven$6,173.99Travelers$9,256.06Liberty Mutual$8,718.72State Farm$3,935.59GEICO$4,223.88
Bridgeport$6,067.20Liberty Mutual$9,542.38Travelers$8,780.42State Farm$4,104.01USAA$4,160.98
Waterbury$5,790.41Travelers$8,351.14Liberty Mutual$8,132.56USAA$3,668.44State Farm$3,833.37
West Haven$5,574.19Liberty Mutual$8,292.16Travelers$7,392.35State Farm$3,664.33GEICO$3,818.52
Hamden$5,500.65Liberty Mutual$8,433.73Progressive$7,127.90State Farm$3,300.29GEICO$3,695.54
South Britain$5,154.91Travelers$9,256.06Liberty Mutual$7,593.52GEICO$3,123.27State Farm$3,125.79
East Hartford$5,131.08Liberty Mutual$7,723.42Travelers$6,353.95USAA$3,350.48State Farm$3,667.23
Woodbridge$5,126.81Liberty Mutual$8,032.50Allstate$6,902.19GEICO$3,126.08State Farm$3,300.29
Milford$5,105.40Liberty Mutual$7,939.79Travelers$6,838.54State Farm$2,888.56GEICO$3,127.90
East Glastonbury$5,103.26Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$7,311.53USAA$2,855.32GEICO$3,033.26
North Haven$5,079.93Liberty Mutual$8,186.95Travelers$6,838.54State Farm$3,232.22GEICO$3,500.50
Stratford$5,035.21Liberty Mutual$8,284.57Allstate$6,438.54State Farm$3,322.57USAA$3,447.97
Milldale$5,026.12Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$7,018.89USAA$2,855.32State Farm$2,876.04
Naugatuck$5,020.78Liberty Mutual$8,194.68Allstate$6,565.08State Farm$3,125.79GEICO$3,483.96
Branford$5,015.32Liberty Mutual$8,134.73Travelers$6,435.56GEICO$3,062.65State Farm$3,232.22
Prospect$5,005.80Liberty Mutual$8,135.07Allstate$6,565.08State Farm$3,125.79USAA$3,452.12
New Britain$5,004.15Liberty Mutual$7,650.63Travelers$6,948.18USAA$3,482.43State Farm$3,501.20
Bloomfield$4,999.25Liberty Mutual$7,311.53Travelers$6,783.66State Farm$3,243.57USAA$3,350.48
North Branford$4,989.45Liberty Mutual$7,819.09Travelers$6,811.12State Farm$3,232.22GEICO$3,253.57
Shelton$4,965.43Liberty Mutual$7,712.67Travelers$6,496.25USAA$3,259.50State Farm$3,322.57
Poquonock$4,961.51Travelers$9,948.34Liberty Mutual$7,235.38State Farm$2,604.03USAA$2,855.32
Orange$4,955.71Liberty Mutual$7,519.57Allstate$6,521.58State Farm$2,888.56GEICO$3,127.90
Derby$4,940.32Liberty Mutual$7,514.91Allstate$6,902.19State Farm$3,300.29GEICO$3,398.46
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Take a look at the tables above and below, listing the most/least expensive carrier rates according to the city. As you can see, your location is a significant factor in the rates you can expect to pay.

Cheapest Cities in Connecticut Average Annual Rate by CityMost Expensive CompanyMost Expensive Annual Rate2nd Most Expensive Company2nd Most Expensive Annual RateCheapest CompanyCheapest Annual Rate2nd Cheapest Company2nd Cheapest Annual Rate
Conning Towers Nautilus Park$3,896.10Liberty Mutual$6,416.79Allstate$5,237.70GEICO$2,455.10State Farm$2,654.24
Mystic$3,986.37Liberty Mutual$6,416.79Allstate$5,237.70GEICO$2,455.10State Farm$2,654.24
Canterbury$4,028.12Liberty Mutual$6,378.51Allstate$5,403.39GEICO$2,637.09State Farm$2,684.12
East Lyme$4,041.05Liberty Mutual$6,503.20Allstate$5,237.70GEICO$2,573.58State Farm$2,666.69
Niantic$4,041.05Liberty Mutual$6,503.20Allstate$5,237.70GEICO$2,573.58State Farm$2,666.69
North Stonington$4,068.88Liberty Mutual$6,326.05Allstate$5,225.68GEICO$2,545.86State Farm$2,684.12
South Windham$4,070.37Liberty Mutual$6,913.93Allstate$5,338.09State Farm$2,684.12GEICO$2,784.21
Windham$4,070.37Liberty Mutual$6,913.93Allstate$5,338.09State Farm$2,684.12GEICO$2,784.21
Old Saybrook$4,076.16Liberty Mutual$6,631.86Allstate$5,244.00GEICO$2,480.89State Farm$2,666.69
Scotland$4,084.20Liberty Mutual$6,537.83Allstate$5,403.39GEICO$2,637.09State Farm$2,684.12
Bozrah$4,085.37Liberty Mutual$6,821.20Allstate$5,237.70GEICO$2,637.09State Farm$2,684.12
Old Lyme$4,087.72Liberty Mutual$6,430.78Travelers$5,354.34GEICO$2,573.58State Farm$2,666.69
Essex Village$4,088.33Liberty Mutual$6,693.61Allstate$5,244.00GEICO$2,480.89State Farm$2,666.69
Ivoryton$4,088.33Liberty Mutual$6,693.61Allstate$5,244.00GEICO$2,480.89State Farm$2,666.69
Salem$4,091.02Liberty Mutual$6,780.41Allstate$5,237.70State Farm$2,684.12GEICO$2,708.26
Westbrook$4,093.66Liberty Mutual$6,728.53Allstate$5,244.00State Farm$2,666.69GEICO$2,832.06
Quaker Hill$4,094.49Liberty Mutual$6,643.12Travelers$5,363.30State Farm$2,654.24USAA$2,700.71
Waterford$4,094.49Liberty Mutual$6,643.12Travelers$5,363.30State Farm$2,654.24USAA$2,700.71
Lebanon$4,099.90Liberty Mutual$6,376.82Allstate$5,469.52State Farm$2,684.12GEICO$2,784.21
Deep River$4,103.33Liberty Mutual$7,027.36Allstate$5,244.00GEICO$2,480.89State Farm$2,666.69
Central Village$4,105.28Liberty Mutual$6,571.22Allstate$5,573.25GEICO$2,545.86State Farm$2,684.12
Moosup$4,105.28Liberty Mutual$6,571.22Allstate$5,573.25GEICO$2,545.86State Farm$2,684.12
Plainfield$4,105.28Liberty Mutual$6,571.22Allstate$5,573.25GEICO$2,545.86State Farm$2,684.12
East Haddam$4,112.43Liberty Mutual$6,707.15Travelers$5,328.44GEICO$2,480.89State Farm$2,666.69
Moodus$4,112.43Liberty Mutual$6,707.15Travelers$5,328.44GEICO$2,480.89State Farm$2,666.69
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Connecticut Auto Insurance Companies

There are so many auto insurance carriers vying for your business these days, it’s hard to know which ones actually come through on their promises.

No need to worry, we’ve got you covered! Keep scrolling to find out who the 10 best providers are across the state.

Ready to go? Let’s get this show on the road…

The 10 Largest Connecticut Auto Insurance Companies’ Financial Rating

AM Best gives insurance companies financial ratings. A good score means they are highly likely to stay solvent and have the ability to pay customer claims.

CompanyA.M. Best RatingDirect Premiums WrittenMarket ShareLoss Ratio
Allstate Insurance GroupA+$304,02854.93%10.36%
Amica Mutual GroupA+$111,15260.16%3.79%
GeicoA++$528,90775.82%18.02%
Liberty Mutual GroupA$297,60264.66%10.14%
Metropolitan GroupA$105,12959.38%3.58%
Nationwide Corp GroupA+$123,13063.22%4.19%
Progressive GroupA+$268,00163.25%9.13%
State Farm GroupA++$192,40161.48%6.55%
Travelers GroupA++$195,42172.77%6.66%
USAA GroupA++$137,61770.23%4.69%
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Besides premiums, one of the other components that should factor into your decision when picking an insurance carrier is customer ratings. Want to find out what customers really think about the top Connecticut auto insurance carriers?

Here we go…

Auto Insurance Company Complaints

The complaint index of each company calculates how much larger a company’s share of complaints is compared to its share of profits across the state. Companies that have a complaint index higher than one are worse than the average insurer in Connecticut, and those with an index below one are better than average.

Auto Insurance
Companies
Total Premiums
Underwritten
Complaint
Index
21st Century37,653,4690.17
ACE Insurance14,181,9730.67
AIG16,170,3400.2
Allstate287,638,6730.21
Ameriprise12,120,6500.53
Amica100,860,2110.09
Arbella Mutual Insurance Company27,559,1360.23
CSAA Insurance29,494,3510.11
Esurance25,633,8070.5
Foremost15,661,7221.02
Geico416,237,7840.16
Great Northern Insurance21,767,8450.29
Hanover45,255,5980.14
Hartford130,699,5920.44
Kemper24,459,0180.13
Liberty Mutual207,051,8360.26
MAPFRE Insurance29,797,3610.21
MetLife104,777,4550.37
Michael Karfunkel Grantor Annuity Trust25,675,3830.37
Middlesex Mutual Assurance Company$47,923,1840
Nationwide145,021,3070.15
Ohio Mutual Insurance Company186,415,6190.02
Omni Insurance10,283,0042.48
Plymouth Rock22,906,9460.56
Progressive240,385,7700.15
QBE Insurance11,585,1790.28
Safeco130,270,6620.27
State Auto31,986,9320.1
State Farm136,602,8310.12
Travelers184,353,8350.12
USAA103,549,8310.4
Zurich Insurance Group17,576,0800.36
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Bear in mind, some complaints are based on general customer satisfaction, so factor that into your final decision.

Auto Insurance Rates by Company in Connecticut

We understand that rates are one of the biggest, if not the biggest factor when you pick Connecticut auto insurance. The below chart shows nine of the top carriers in the state, along with their average rates compared to the overarching state average.

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CompanyAnnual AverageCompared to State AveragePercent over/under State Average
State Farm Mutual Auto$2,976.24-$1,642.68-55.19%
Geico General$3,073.66-$1,545.26-50.27%
USAA CIC$3,190.00-$1,428.92-44.79%
Nationwide Discover Agency$3,672.34-$946.58-25.78%
Progressive Casualty$4,920.35$301.43+6.13%
Allstate F&C$5,831.60$1,212.68+20.79%
Travelers Home & Marine Ins Co$6,004.29$1,385.37+23.07%
Safeco Ins Co of IL$7,282.87$2,663.95+36.58%
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Our researchers discovered that Safeco charges the most in average premiums, with Travelers coming in at 2nd place for the highest annual rates. Meanwhile, State Farm comes in number one for the most affordable average rates.

Commute Rates

The table below compares the rates of top carriers in the state against average commute times. Interestingly enough, Liberty Mutual comes out over Travelers with the highest premium ratio to annual mileage.

Group10 Miles Commute,
6,000 Annual Mileage
25 Miles Commute
12,000 Annual Mileage
Liberty Mutual$7,282.87$7,282.87
Travelers$6,004.29$6,004.29
Allstate$5,831.60$5,831.60
Progressive$4,920.35$4,920.35
Nationwide$3,672.34$3,672.34
USAA$3,151.80$3,228.20
Geico$3,026.65$3,120.67
State Farm$2,902.75$3,049.73
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Commute times don’t affect your rates as much as some other factors.

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Coverage Level Rates

CompanyAnnual Rate with High CoverageAnnual Rate with Medium CoverageAnnual Rate with Low Coverage
Allstate$6,172.41$5,823.32$5,499.08
Geico$3,347.61$3,033.89$2,839.48
Liberty Mutual$7,625.34$7,227.27$6,996.02
Nationwide$3,589.35$3,699.88$3,727.81
Progressive$5,318.35$4,875.19$4,567.50
State Farm$3,157.66$2,981.27$2,789.79
Travelers$6,499.29$5,961.96$5,551.63
USAA$3,396.11$3,193.11$2,980.78
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Credit History Rates

GroupAnnual Rate with Good CreditAnnual Rate with Fair CreditAnnual Rate with Poor Credit
Allstate$4,455.94$5,615.43$7,423.44
Geico$2,053.29$2,696.58$4,471.11
Liberty Mutual$5,064.02$6,442.61$10,341.99
Nationwide$2,889.69$3,264.41$4,862.94
Progressive$4,602.01$4,804.53$5,354.50
State Farm$2,134.56$2,652.13$4,142.03
Travelers$5,517.46$5,680.08$6,815.35
USAA$2,505.79$2,847.51$4,216.70
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According to a study conducted by Experian, the average resident of Connecticut has a credit card VantageScore of 690 and around 3.23 credit cards in their name. The average Connecticut consumer has a credit card balance of $7,258.

If you think that your credit card debt and auto insurance rates have no correlation, think again. Insurance carriers run credit checks on their insureds to assess the likelihood of them filing a claim at any point. If your credit score doesn’t meet their standards, you might just see a spike in your rates, regardless if you’ve had an accident or not.

Driving Record Rates

GroupClean RecordOne Speeding ViolationOne AccidentOne DUI
Allstate$4,964.26$4,964.26$6,130.79$7,267.10
Geico$1,942.20$2,384.75$2,546.81$5,420.88
Liberty Mutual$6,377.55$6,859.28$7,985.83$7,908.84
Nationwide$2,991.13$3,331.67$3,900.02$4,466.56
Progressive$4,197.03$4,975.08$6,093.37$4,415.90
State Farm$2,770.61$3,044.79$3,044.79$3,044.79
Travelers$4,833.25$6,327.84$5,235.67$7,620.42
USAA$2,470.92$2,470.92$3,104.24$4,713.93
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As you’ll note in the table above, your driving history has a direct effect on the premiums you can expect to pay. If you look at the rates listed for Geico, for example, you’ll notice that the rate difference for a clean record vs. one DUI is over a $3,500 premium jump which is a 64 percent increase!

The 10 Largest Auto Insurance Companies in Connecticut

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CompanyDirect Premiums WrittenLoss RatioMarket Share
Allstate Insurance Group$304,02854.93%10.36%
Amica Mutual Group$111,15260.16%3.79%
Geico$528,90775.82%18.02%
Liberty Mutual Group$297,60264.66%10.14%
Metropolitan Group$105,12959.38%3.58%
Nationwide Corp Group$123,13063.22%4.19%
Progressive Group$268,00163.25%9.13%
State Farm Group$192,40161.48%6.55%
Travelers Group$195,42172.77%6.66%
USAA Group$137,61770.23%4.69%
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Number of Auto Insurance Providers in Connecticut

Property &
Casualty Insurance
Number
Domestic67
Foreign729
Total796
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Laws in Connecticut

In order to keep your auto insurance rates low, you have to know the laws in your state so you’re not blindsided by a fine.

Don’t worry! We’re here to help.

Keep reading to learn about the laws specific to the state of Connecticut.

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Auto Insurance Laws in Connecticut

Auto insurance laws vary from state to state, and Connecticut is no different, but they are certainly more straight forward than other states’ laws — CT takes it seriously.

Connecticut has an all driver ban on any handheld device. They even clarify no blue-tooth conversations for those under 18 with an “all cell phone ban” …and it is primarily enforced.

Lawmakers in Connecticut keep it simple. It’s “10 and 2” for you, Connecticut residents!

Primary enforcement means that you don’t have to be pulled over for anything else to get a citation for using any type of communication device.

Maybe lawmakers saw this video made by two entertaining scientists that put our assumptions about safe driving to the test.

Jamie and Adam always know what’s empirically best!

The bad news?

No driver in Connecticut, no matter the age, is ever required to take a vision test to renew his or her license.

The only time a vision test is required is when teens first get their license and new residents to Connecticut.

Getting the right coverage at the right price doesn’t take excellent vision.

High-Risk Insurance

For drivers with a history of accidents or traffic violations, they may find themselves unable to purchase coverage from an auto insurance carrier. This is where a type of insurance known as high-risk insurance comes into play.

But, don’t fret!

If you are having trouble finding an auto insurance carrier, you may apply for insurance through the Connecticut Automobile Insurance Assigned Risk Plan (CT AIARP or the “Plan”).

All insurance companies in Connecticut must be certified by the Governing Committee in order to sign you up for AIARP. You must verify that you have tried and failed to get reasonable rates within 60 days of serving the consequences for your conviction.

Low-Cost Insurance

The state of Connecticut currently does not provide any special low-cost insurance programs. Connecticut law requires drivers to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance. Penalties for not having insurance can be severe. You can’t afford not to have insurance.

Windshield Coverage

While some states mandate a waived deductible for windshield repairs, and others specify the use of only manufacturer replacement parts, Connecticut does permit replacement with aftermarket parts with written notice.

The consumer has the right to choose the repair vendor; however, you may have to pay the difference in price. There is not a law that mandates insurance companies in Connecticut to offer a zero deductible with comprehensive coverage, but it is an option.

If windshield coverage is something you desire, you will need to have comprehensive coverage and you will have to carefully examine how the different insurance providers handle windshield claims.

Automobile Insurance Fraud in Connecticut

Insurance fraud is a criminal offense in the state of Connecticut, occurring when individual attempts to deceive an insurer to receive benefits or payouts they are not qualified to obtain.

There are three ways in which insurance fraud is committed:

  • Knowingly misreporting or hiding facts to get benefits, coverage, or compensation
  • Aiding someone in misreporting or altering the facts to receive benefits
  • Knowingly making false claims or statements on someone else’s behalf at an official proceeding

Insurance fraud is considered a:

  • Class B felony if the value in question is over $20,000, punishable by as much as 10 years imprisonment and/or $25,000 fine
  • Class C felony if the value in question is over $300, punishable by as much as five years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine
  • A misdemeanor if the value in question is $300 or under, punishable by as much as one year’s imprisonment and/or $2,000 fine

The state of Connecticut has a fraud bureau, but it does not apply to automobile insurance.

Simply put, don’t commit insurance fraud, and you’re good to go.

Statute of Limitations

A statute of limitations is the limit on the amount of time you have to bring a lawsuit to court. Different states have different statutes of limitations for personal injury and property damage matters.

If you are ever in an auto accident involving extensive injuries and damages, you need to know your rights in the matter.

Connecticut Chapter 926 provides two years for any personal injury and three years for damage to personal property from the time of the accident.

Vehicle Licensing Laws in Connecticut

Now, we all know that you can’t drive a car without a license. Let’s find out what mandatory vehicle licensing laws are in Connecticut.

Penalties for Driving Without Insurance

  • First Offense — Fine: $100-$1000; suspended registration/license for one month (show proof of insurance) with $175 reinstatement fee
  • Second Offense — Fine: $100-$1000; suspended registration/license for six months (show proof of insurance) with $175 reinstatement fee

Teen Driver Laws

Young Driver Licensing LawsAge RestrictionsPassenger RestrictionsTime Restrictions
Learner's Permit: 16 yearsFirst 6 months—no passengers other than parents or a driving instructor; second 6 months—no passengers other than parents, driving instructor or members of the immediate family11 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Provisional License12 months or until age 18, whichever occurs first (min. age: 17, 4 mos.)First 6 months—no passengers other than parents or a driving instructor; second 6 months—no passengers other than parents, driving instructor or members of the immediate familyNighttime restrictions will be lifted at age 18.
Full License16 and 4 months; have a mandatory holding period of 6 months; (4 months with driver education); have a minimum supervised driving time of 40 hoursNoneNone
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To further engage teens in responsible driving, the Connecticut DMV has the Center for Teen Safe Driving which hosts a teen safe driving video content and sample knowledge tests.

Connecticut not only holds teens responsible but also parents! Before a teen may take the driver’s test, parents or guardians must attend two hours of instruction regarding teen driving laws.

Connecticut lawmakers are so supportive of responsible driving for teens, they even make a small curfew exception for prom night.

Older Driver and General Population License Renewal Procedure

Renewal
Procedures
General
Population
Older
Population
License renewal cycle6 years2 years or 6 years for people 65 and older, personal option
Mail or online renewal permittedNoNo
Proof of adequate vision required at renewalNoNo
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Connecticut also provides an incentive for individuals over the age of 60 who complete an accident prevention course. They are entitled by law to receive a minimum 5 percent discount regardless of driving history, for a period of two years of automobile insurance.

New Residents

If you are about to make the move to Connecticut, here’s what you need to know:

  • Once you have established residency in Connecticut, you have 30 days to transfer your out-of-state license to Connecticut.
  • The State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles handles all matters related to vehicle licensing.
  • With your current driver’s license, the completion of a form, acceptable forms of identification, and payment for two fees, you will be licensed to drive in CT.
  • Read about special situations for new residents.

Comparative Negligence

Connecticut’s negligence laws err on the side of 51 percent comparative negligence.

What does this mean?

If you wish to pursue a case against the at-fault driver for additional damages, you must prove negligence on behalf of the other party as direct causation to your injuries.

However, the injured individual must be less than 51 percent at fault to claim damages. If it is discovered that you were 51 percent or more at fault, you would not be able to proceed with a claim against the other driver.

Furthermore, if you bear less than 51 percent of fault in the accident, the percentage of fault you carry will be subtracted from any damages you do recover.

Rules of the Road in Connecticut

Now, before you get out on the open road in the Nutmeg State, you need to know the rules so you can stay safe and keep your rates down.

Ready?

Fault vs. No-Fault

The first thing to know is that Connecticut follows a traditional fault-based system when it comes to financial responsibility for losses stemming from a crash: that includes car accident injuries, lost income, vehicle damage, and so on.

Keep Right and Move Over Laws

Connecticut chapter 248 section 14-230 states that you should keep right if you are you are moving more slowly than traffic with five exceptions.

Section 14-283b requires drivers to move over for emergency vehicles with fines of $2,500 if an emergency vehicle operator is injured and $10,000 death results.

Speed Limits

Maximum posted speed limits are 65 mph on rural interstates, 55 mph on urban interstates, 65 mph on limited-access roads, and 55 mph on all other roads.

Seatbelt, Carseat, and Cargo Area Laws

Seatbelt use in Connecticut is standard enforcement and requires anyone in the front seat to be eight years or older with a fine of $50 if violated.

Child safety seat laws in Connecticut are very specific based on age, weight, and type of seat.

Violation of the child seat law in Connecticut may not only put the child in danger, but could result in a base fine of $50, additional fees, and a mandatory child restraint education program for the first or second violation.

An adult belt is permissible for children 8-15 years old and over 60 pounds with no preference for the rear seat.

Connecticut law permits transport in the cargo area of a vehicle for people 16 and older; people 15 and younger if belted; parades; farming operations; and hayrides August through December.

Ridesharing

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft mandate that all their drivers carry personal auto insurance policies that align or exceed the minimum coverages dictated by state law. Drivers rarely carry their own commercial insurance coverage; however, Geico, Liberty Mutual, and State Farm do provide rideshare insurance in Connecticut.

Automation on the Road

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS),

“Automation is the use of a machine or technology to perform a task or function that was previously carried out by a human. In driving, automation involves using radar, camera and other sensors to gather information about a vehicle’s surroundings, which is then used by computer programs to perform parts or all of the driving task on a sustained basis.”

Currently, Connecticut is testing the various types of driving automation on public roads. State law requires that a licensed operator be in the vehicle and have five million dollars in liability coverage.

Safety Laws in Connecticut

But wait, there’s more! Let’s dig deeper into the safety laws in Connecticut to protect you on the open road.

DUI Laws

Here’s what you need to know about the DUI regulations in Connecticut:

DUI LawsDetails
BAC Limit0.08
HIGH BAC LimitN/A
Criminal Status by Offense4th+ within 5 years is a felony; otherwise unclassified
Formal Name for OffenseDriving Under the Influence (DUI)
Look Back Period/Washout Period5 years
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Before you even think about getting behind the wheel after you’ve had a few drinks, take a look at the penalties you may face when you get pulled over.

DUI PenaltiesFirst OffenseSecond OffenseThird OffenseFourth Offense
ALS or Revocation45 days +1 year with IID45 days +3 years with IID
First year limited to travel to and from work, school, and substance abuse treatment program
IID service center or probation appointment
License revoked, but eligible for reinstatment after two years
If reinstated, must only drive IID vehicle
This requirement may be lifted after 15 years by DMV commissioner
Same as third offense
ImprisonmentEither:
1) Up to 6 months w/mandatory 2 day min OR
2) Up to six months suspended with probation requiring 100 hours community service
Up to 2 years with mandatory min of 120 consecutive days and probation with 100 hours community serviceUp to three years
Mandatory minimum of one year and probation with 100 hours community service
Same as third offense
Fine$500-$1000$1000-$4000$2000-$8000Same as third offense
Mandatory InterlockYesYesYesYes
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Marijuana-Impaired Driving Laws

Connecticut currently has no marijuana-specific impaired driving laws.

Distracted Driving Laws

The state of Connecticut currently has strict laws regarding hand-held device usage, cellphone usage, and texting.

Connecticut Fascinating Facts You Need to Know

Do you want to know how safe it really is for drivers in Connecticut? Well, the data our researchers found might surprise you.

Let’s take a look…

Vehicle Theft in Connecticut

In 2016 alone, there were just over 6,700 motor vehicle thefts in the state of Connecticut. Be especially careful in Waterbury, Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford because these four cities outnumber all other cities in the state by nearly 300 reported thefts.

Here are the top 10 stolen cars in Connecticut. If you own a Honda Accord or Civic, take extra precaution!

Make/ModelYear of VehicleYearThefts
Honda Accord19971997534
Honda Civic19981998532
Nissan Maxima19981998184
Nissan Altima19971997143
Toyota Camry20142014131
Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee20002000110
Toyota Corolla1999199999
Honda CR-V1998199892
Dodge Caravan2000200079
Acura TL2003200376
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Risky/Harmful Driving Behavior

The best way to stay safe while driving is to always keep your eyes on the road and stay aware of common risky driving issues in your state. In 2017, there were 59 traffic incident-related fatalities in Fairfield County alone, comprising a 6.21 percent fatality rate per 100,000 of the population.

Let’s delve into this a bit further…

2017 Traffic Fatalities

The table below provides a breakdown of traffic-related fatalities in 2017.

TypeNumber of Fatalities
Traffic Fatalities 278
Passenger Vehicle Occupant Fatalities (All Seat Positions)162
Motorcyclist Fatalities57
Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes376
Pedestrian Fatalities48
Bicyclist and other Cyclist Fatalities 3
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Fatalities by Person Type

Not all fatalities involve a car. Motorcyclists and non-occupants are at risk as well.

Person TypeNumber
Occupants (Enclosed Vehicles)170
Motorcyclists57
Nonoccupants18
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Fatalities by Crash Type

Now let’s take a look at the various types of crashes that lead to traffic deaths in 2017.

Crash TypeNumber
Single Vehicle161
Involving a Large Truck23
Involving Speeding99
Involving a Rollover38
Involving a Roadway Departure144
Involving an Intersection (or Intersection Related)71
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Five Year Trend by County

Where do most traffic fatalities occur in Connecticut? Here’s a breakdown by county from 2013-2017.

County20132014201520162017
Fairfield County5047357359
Hartford County7956636060
Litchfield County1916221620
Middlesex County1713211810
New Haven County6352658275
New London County2931292728
Tolland County1718171212
Windham County1215181614
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Fatalities Involving Speeding by County

It pays to observe the speed limit while driving in Connecticut, or anywhere else. Speeding can be a major cause of fatal auto accidents as this table shows.

County20132014201520162017Per 100K 2013Per 100K 2014Per 100K 2015Per 100K 2016Per 100K 2017
Fairfield County17151320221.81.581.372.112.32
Hartford County15251618251.672.781.782.012.79
Litchfield County543352.672.161.631.642.74
Middlesex County516203.020.613.671.220
New Haven County25112128202.891.272.443.262.32
New London County47105101.462.573.71.863.72
Tolland County334441.971.982.642.652.64
Windham County234221.72.573.431.721.72
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Fatalities in Crashes Involving an Alcohol-Impaired Driver by County

If you’ve been drinking, think twice before getting behind the wheel. You don’t want to end up as one of the statistics below.

County20132014201520162017Per 100K 2013Per 100K 2014Per 100K 2015Per 100K 2016Per 100K 2017
Fairfield County21171724282.231.81.792.532.95
Hartford County35251727273.892.781.893.023.02
Litchfield County105125105.352.696.512.735.49
Middlesex County1027856.051.214.284.893.06
New Haven County29192134293.352.22.443.953.37
New London County9151311123.295.524.814.084.46
Tolland County1088546.585.275.273.312.64
Windham County365462.555.144.293.455.16
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Teen Drinking and Driving

Driving under the influence is never a good idea. But if you’re under the legal drinking age, it makes matters worse. Although Connecticut ranks below the national average, it still has it’s share of teen drinking-related auto fatalities.

Teens and Drunk DrivingLaws
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities Per 100K Population0.9
Higher/Lower Than National Average (1.2)lower
DUI Arrest (Under 18 years old)41
DUI Arrests (Under 18 years old) Total Per Million People54.43
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Read about the penalties for a drunk driving conviction in Connecticut.

EMS Response Time

You’ve been in an accident in Connecticut and need medical assistance. How long will it be until help arrives? The answer may depend on where the accident took place.

Type of CrashTime of Crash to
EMS Notification
EMS Notification
to EMS Arrival
EMS Arrival at Scene
to Hospital Arrival
Time of Crash to
Hospital Arrival
Rural Fatal Crashes2.179.4739.6748.60
Urban Fatal Crashes 2.276.4426.6134.55
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Transportation

If you live in Connecticut, chances are you live in a household with two or more cars, drive alone to work, and spend at least 10-30 minutes of your day commuting!

Car Ownership

Most households in Connecticut own two cars. Three-car households are the next largest segment of the population followed closely by single-car owners. Roughly four percent of the working population work from home.

Commute Time

With an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, Connecticut ranks just a hair below the national average (25.7 minutes). Some residents of Connecticut (3.46 percent to be exact) even suffer through a “super commute” — spending in excess of 90 minutes in the car!

Commuter Transportation

Over 77 percent of Connecticut commuters prefer to drive to work alone which doesn’t exactly rank Connecticut as the greenest option when it comes to carbon emissions. Carpooling being is a distant second choice for commuters.

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