Saving Money By Not Driving

Jan 1 2013 @ 7:34am

Eric Jaffe explains the logic of pay-per-mile car insurance:

You wouldn't buy an unlimited fare card if you only took a few transit rides per month, but when it comes to car insurance that's pretty much how things work. Drivers who are similar in age, gender, and residence pay about the same premium even if some drive 5,000 miles a year and others 50,000 miles. The problem is not only that low-mileage drivers end up subsidizing high-mileage ones — it's that everyone has an incentive to drive as much as they can.