When Gilbert Loomis purchased the first auto insurance in the United States for $7.50 in 1897, he got coverage adapted from carriage policies written for horse bites and kicks. Today, AAA members have access to auto insurance that’s specific to everything from vandalism to damages caused by uninsured drivers. And discounted rates are available for student, mature, and safe motorists. Driving risks have changed, but what Loomis knew more than 100 years ago still applies: The road is no place to horse around.
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This article was first published in July 2009. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.