Here’s why your car insurance might be skyrocketing

2/14/2013 - Revere, MA - Jose Fana, cq, of Lynn, a body man who works at Rick's Auto Collision & Service Center in Revere, MA, makes repairs to a Jeep.  Rick Starbard, cq, owner of  Rick's Auto Collision & Service Center in Revere, MA, is against a common policy of insurers to insist on using junkyard or cheap knockoff parts for repairs for relatively new cars. Story by Todd Wallack/Globe Staff. Item name: 15carparts_photo2. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.
–Dina Rudick / Boston Globe

The price of auto insurance is once again increasing for Massachusetts drivers, and insurers are laying the blame squarely on technology.

Drivers distracted by their smartphones are crashing their cars more often, and those cars are now more expensive to repair because they’re loaded with sensors and devices.

The inevitable result: higher premiums for consumers, even for those who have not had accidents lately.

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