New Jersey drivers pay the most in the nation for auto insurance, according to an annual industry report.
Drivers in the Garden State paid an average of $1,220 on car insurance policies in 2012, the last year the figures were available, according to the report by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
It marks the third straight year that New Jersey has topped the list, which covers all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Washington D.C. was second at $1,155, followed by New York with $1,152. Idaho drivers paid the least for auto insurance: $535.
New Jersey’s average is about 49 percent higher than the national mark of $815, according to the report.
The data includes the average amount drivers paid for liability coverage, which is mandatory, as well as collision and comprehensive policies, which are optional. The average mandatory liability premium in New Jersey was $861 in 2012 — also the most in the country.