The survey also found that 31% of drivers think driving has become more dangerous since the pandemic. Around 1 in 5 drivers said they saw one vehicle chase another during the past year, while 17% saw a driver leave their vehicle to confront someone and 4% witnessed someone firing a gun during a road rage incident. (Credit: MasterSergeant/Adobe Stock) The survey also found that 31% of drivers think driving has become more dangerous since the pandemic. Around 1 in 5 drivers said they saw one vehicle chase another during the past year, while 17% saw a driver leave their vehicle to confront someone and 4% witnessed someone firing a gun during a road rage incident. (Credit: MasterSergeant/Adobe Stock)

Around 25% of American drivers said higher auto insurance premiums moved them to buy less coverage than they wanted in 2022, according to a survey of policyholders by Jerry Insurance Agency LLC, which noted no car-related expense grew more than insurance during the past decade.

Half of Gen Z and 31% of millennial policyholders surveyed reported sacrificing coverage in an effort to get a lower auto insurance payment during the past year. In 2022, auto insurance premiums increased 9%, according to Insurify, which projects that rates will increase another 7% in 2023.

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