THE BRONX - A new study has found that Bronx drivers pay more in car insurance compared to other city residents.
The Bronx ranked second in the highest car premiums among the five boroughs, according to the website nerdwallet.com. The study found that the average car premium for a Bronx resident is about $3,000 per year.
Brooklyn has the highest car premiums among the five boroughs, according to the study.
The study also found that where a person resides, the number of uninsured drivers in the area, and the area's history of accidents were the main factors why drivers in certain counties pay more.
Some drivers in the Bronx said it was unfair, but they were not surprised that their borough had the second highest car premiums.
To help lower car premiums, experts advise drivers to avoid risky behaviors like speeding and drinking and driving. Additionally, drivers who take defensive driving courses will reduce their car premiums by 10 percent.