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Most And Least Expensive Cars to Insure 2011

Top 10 least expensive to insure (national average annual premium):

10) Toyota Highlander SUV ($1,154.02)
9)  Ford Escape XLS SUV ($1,150.26)
8)  Toyota Sienna V6 Minivan ($1,142.94)
7)  Honda Odyssey EX Minivan  ($1,138.16)
6)  Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport ($1,131.27)
5)  Nissan Murano SL SUV ($1,127.89)
4)  Honda Odyssey LX Minivan ($1,114.62)
3)  Toyota Sienna LE Minivan ($1,107.70)
2)  Toyota Sienna I4 Minivan ($1,100.66)
1)  Chrysler Town & Country LX Minivan ($1,091.80)

Top 10 most expensive to insure (national average annual premium):

10) Mercedes G55 AMG SUV ($3,086.49)
9) Aston Martin DB9 Volante Convertible ($3,088.96)
8) Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet ($3,092.31)
7) Mercedes CL600 Coupe ($3,114.28)
6) Aston Martin DB9 Coupe ($3,120.45)
5) Mercedes S65 AMG Sedan ($3,220.86)
4) Mercedes SL63 AMG Convertible ($3,263.46)
3) BMW 750Li Sedan ($3,280.70)
2) BMW 750i Sedan ($3,280.70)
1) Mercedes SL65 AMG Convertible ($3,543.81)

By Steve Anderson

My daughter Kelly works at the Duke University Medical Center emergency department in Durham, North Carolina, as a trauma nurse with a specialty in pediatrics. She loves kids! And she likes to make sure they’re safe.

She has completed a five-day course to become certified as a National Child Passenger Safety Technician (see SafeKids.org for more information). I was amazed that it would take that long to learn how to safely use a child’s car seat.

There are a couple of government websites that also provide information about child passenger safety. These include:

Here are some basic recommendations for all ages:

  • Select a car seat based on your child’s age, height, and weight.
  • Keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as your child fits the seat’s height and weight requirements.
  • All children under 13 should ride in the back seat.

It is important to follow your car seat manufacturer’s instructions and your vehicle owner’s manual on how to properly install the car seat. According to Kelly, a high percentage of car seats are not installed properly, and thus will not provide the maximum protection for children in an accident.

Certified technicians are available around the country to check your car seat installation for free. Go to SafeKids.org to look up the information in your state.

Nat'l Seat Check SaturdaySeptember 24, 2011, is National Seat Check Saturday. Take advantage of this free service to have your car seat installation checked by a certified car seat technician.

The photo is James P. Keating and Artie Fair, III President of the Agency.  James P. Keating is retiring after 41 years at the age of 93. We are setting up a scholarship in his name at Natick High School “The “Captains Award”.  He was a teacher at Natick High in 41 to 42 and in his senior year he was the Captain of the Baseball, Basketball and Football teams.   He is truly an amazing man, and a gentleman in every sense of the word!