Cheap Auto Insurance Quotes in Portland, ME (2021)

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Car Insurance in Portland, ME

The average cost of Maine car insurance will vary from city to city and between insurance companies. Insurify analyzed the latest insurance rates in Portland, ME to find you the cheapest quotes in the area.

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Cheapest Car Insurance in Portland, ME

Here are the cheapest carriers in Portland for the following user profile: a single, 30 year old male with a clean driving record who drives a 2012 Honda Accord and pays a $1,000 deductible for the state’s minimum liability insurance.

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Portland, ME Driving Facts

Minimum Car Insurance Requirements in ME

The state of Maine requires all motor vehicle operators to have proof of insurance available in the car at all times. The minimum bodily injury liability insurance requirements in Maine are:

  • $50,000 bodily injury liability per person
  • $100,000 bodily injury liability per accident

Bodily injury coverage protects you by paying for the injuries of anyone you harm in an accident. The minimum coverage limits Maine state law requires are $50,000 for the injury or death of a single person involved in a car accident and $100,000 for the injury or death of multiple persons. Insurance providers list this coverage at 50/100, stating the limitations of each minimum. In an accident, liability coverage protects you up to the policy limit. Damages above the policy limit of $100,000 are your responsibility.

The minimum property damage liability insurance requirements in Maine are:

  • $25,000 property damage liability per accident

Property damage liability coverage pays for any property that you damage in an accident. The state of Maine requires $25,000 for the minimum. You’ll see the collective state minimum listed at 50/100/25. The 25 refers to the property damage liability. Once again, any damages above the $25,000 are your responsibility.

What happens if someone hits you, and they do not have insurance or enough insurance to pay for your damages? Consider that the Insurance Information Institute reports 4.5 percent or just under one out of twenty Maine drivers has no insurance. That’s why the state requires minimum uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage at:

  • $50,000 per person
  • $100,000 per accident

Uninsured motorist bodily injury pays your medical expenses if you’re injured by a hit-and-run driver or one who has no insurance.

Underinsured motorist bodily injury pays your medical expenses if you’re hit by someone who does not have high enough policy limits to cover your costs.

Medical Payments coverage, or Med Pay, covers you and your passengers’ medical expenses regardless of fault. The state minimum requirement for this coverage:

  • $2,000 per person per accident
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Insurify Rankings

Using a proprietary dataset of over 1.6 million car insurance shopper applications, the data scientists at Insurify have run various studies on driver behavior across geographical locations, age ranges, motor vehicle registration, and other variables all related to auto insurance coverage.

We’ve been able to determine the speediest cities in the nation, the most popular cars among age groups, and the occupations with the worst drivers, among other insightful reports. We’ve also launched annual awards campaigns to congratulate the communities across the country who have excelled in environmentally friendly initiatives, educational attainment, and other areas.

Here's how Portland stacks up for the state of Maine:

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Green Driving in Portland, ME

The EPA reports that the United States' transportation sector accounts for 27% of national greenhouse gas emissions. In a country of over 263 million registered vehicles, many communities are taking action to reduce their environmental impact and vehicular carbon footprint. This city has been named the "greenest" in the state by Insurify.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has recently expanded its Environmental Education efforts through a new webpage and the development of curricula for middle and high school students. The EPA has offered the state over $23 million to support clean water projects. The state of Maine offers many green driver incentives, including federal tax credits and discounts through some car insurance carriers.

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Beginning in 2018, Insurify launched the Most Patriotic Cities Awards, which salute the community in each state with the highest percentage of individuals who currently serve in the military or identify as armed service veterans.