Driving through Maine brings its fair share of perils, which helps explain the high coverage requirements for auto insurance. Don't worry: we'll help you sort out car insurance in the Pine Tree State, and even show you some hefty discounts you could score when you get your personalized Maine car insurance quote.
With innovative tools and tech designed to empower drivers to make smart choices, we're confident that you'll be happily chirping like your state's famous chickadees when you see how much time, money, and hassle you could start saving today.
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While the leaves in your state are famous for losing their green, we believe Maine drivers should be famous for keeping theirs. Keep these money-savers in mind when you get a quick quote:
Car insurance in Maine must include a few protections: liability coverage, uninsured motorist coverage, and medical payments coverage.
You'll need Maine liability insurance with at least the following limits:
You may also be able to choose a combined single limit policy for your Maine liability insurance (which combines bodily injury and property damage liability) of $125,000 per incident.
Maine drivers are also required to carry:
Uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage helps pay for injuries you and your passengers suffer when you're involved in an accident caused by an uninsured driver or a hit-and-run incident. If you're hit by someone without sufficient liability insurance to pay for your accident-related expenses, uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage steps in to help.
Medical payments coverage in Maine can pay up to $2,000 per person, per incident to help with accident-related medical bills.
Esurance offers the following additional coverages to Maine motorists who want extra financial protection in the event of an accident.
Auto insurers in Maine (us included) could consider the following factors when determining what you will pay for car insurance:
And while some of these factors are out of your control, CoverageMyWay®, only from Esurance, can at least help you make smart choices by serving up coverage options based on information you provide during your quote. It's just one more way we aim to make car insurance simpler and more flexible.
According to statistics from the State Bureau of Highway Safety, there were 3,111 car crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013 alone — including 12 fatal crashes.
The alarming trend helped prompt a 4-year statewide campaign aimed at combating distracted driving. The initiative — launched in 2014 by highway and police officials — is aptly named, "One text or call could wreck it all."
According to the Insurance Research Council, only 4.7 percent of Maine motorists were uninsured in 2012, which was well below the national average of 12.6 percent.
But uninsured drivers still present a major risk to everyone on the road. To protect yourself from uninsured drivers, Maine requires you to purchase uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage. The best way to financially protect yourself against drivers without insurance is to purchase the highest limits you can comfortably afford.
If you drive in Maine without car insurance, you could be fined $100–$500. Your driving privileges may also be suspended.
No more fumbling through the glove box if you get pulled over, Pine Tree State residents. Maine law allows digital proof of insurance, which means you can pull up legitimate evidence of your coverage on your smartphone, tablet, or other device in the event of an unfortunate pullover.
And if you're an Esurance customer, you can access your ID cards, manage your policy, and even file a claim through our innovative mobile app.
There were 49 drunk-driving fatalities in Maine in 2012 — a 113 percent increase over the previous year according to statistics from Mothers Against Drunk Driving. That accounted for 30 percent of all total traffic deaths in Maine in 2012.
In 2013, Maine became the twentieth state in the country to require even first-time convicted drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicles.
This is one of multiple steps the state is taking to make the roads safer (and in turn, the car insurance less expensive) for everyone.
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State of Maine's Bureau of Insurance
The state's insurance authority has a website with more Maine-specific information.