British pounds According to Compare the Market, young drivers with automatic-only licenses pay an average of £760 more for auto coverage each year than those who can also drive a manual car. (Photo: Joe Gough/Adobe Stock)

Seventeen-year-old newly licensed drivers in the U.K. have endured significant insurance rate increases since 2023, and now pay an average of £3,075 per year. According to data from Compare the Market, this is a £1,071 increase over the average cost of £2,004 in 2023.

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