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2015-06-05 16:33:40
2015-06-05 16:33:40

Yes you can, But due to limitations of a minor to enter into a contract. The teenager will need a parent to countersign the insurance application. Alternatively it is usually cheaper just to add the teen to the parents auto insurance policy.

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2014-06-09 19:36:06
2014-06-09 19:36:06

This would depend on the state where the car is to be insured. The best thing to do is to contact the state auto insurance bureau or DMV to see what the restrictions are for a minor to own a car and to have his/her own insurance on it.

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  • Only if the parent or guardian signs along with that 17 year old
  • Good question! A 17-year-old is not considered legally able to contract, but certainly old enough to drive. I'd expect that most companies would require a parent's signature to validate it. And if they are emancipated they certainly can.
  • Yes, you will need to start making phone calls to local insurance companies but there shouldn't be any reason that you couldn't. Now price may be another issue.
  • Depends on company probably. With my company you would have to be 18, or legally emancipated.
  • Also do you mean in there own household, or in an existing insured household but rated on your own car?
  • Yes, you should be able to get your own policy. You may very well pay a very high price for it but you should be able to do this.
  • No.
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