Kansas sixth lowest cost for auto insurance

Kansas ranks sixth lowest in the nation for average auto insurance expenditures, according to Sandy Praeger, the state's commissioner of insurance.

Information from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners shows Kansans spent an average of $568 per vehicle for insurance in 2007, the last available reporting period. That figure is down $11 from the previous survey a year ago.

North Dakota ranks lowest at $512, followed by Iowa at $518, South Dakota at $534, Nebraska at $554 and Idaho at $564. Behind Kansas regionally are Oklahoma at $646, Missouri at $658 and Colorado at $738. The national average is $795.