California Car Insurance

Residents, Cars & Insurance Information on The State of California

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Population and Drivers

California has a 38,041,430 total residents, 29,887,391 of those are 16 or over. 12,274,575 registred licensed male drivers, 50.72%, and 11,926,422 are licensed female drivers, 49.28%, which brings the total of drivers to 24,200,997.

Cars, Buses and Motorcycles:

13,223,822 cars are registred to drive on the roads of California. 12,999,038 private/commercial and 224,784 are publicly owned. 93,305 buses in total, 54,498 private/commercial and 38,807 are publicly owned.
As for motorcycles, there are total of 787,521 bikes, 772,344 registred private/commercial and 15,177 public property. Overall, there are approximatly 27,702,150 registred vehicles in Alabama.

Speed Limits

Cars are limited to 55 mph in urban areas and 55 mph in rural areas. Trucks are limited to 70 mph in urban roads and 65 mph in rural ones.

Auto Insurance Requirements

Driving in California mandate a 15/30/5 coverage:
Bodily Injury (BI) & Physical Damage Liability (PD) Liability at $15,000, $30,000, $5,000.
Low-cost policy limits for low-income drivers in the California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan are 10/20/3.

Uninsured Drivers

15.00% of California drivers are estimated to be driving uninsured according to Insurance Research Council on 2009. Which ranks California #20 among states where drivers take to the road without car insurance.

Bad and Worst Drivers - The Scores

When compared with other states, California scores 11 on fatalities per 100 miles, 25 on failure to obey traffic laws, 16 of drunk driving, 43 on tickets and 45 on careless driving. Overall, California ranks #19 for worst drivers.

Most Stolen Vehicles

1991 Honda Accord is the most stolen car in California, according to a study from National Insurance Crime Bureau. Top 10 are:
1. 1991 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1989 Toyota Camry
4. 1994 Acura Integra
5. 1994 Nissan Sentra
6. 2007 Toyota Corolla
7. 1988 Toyota Pickup 4x2
8. 1997 Ford F150 Pickup
9. 1995 Saturn Si
10. 1997 Nissan Altima

Car Insurance Rates from Companies & Brokers in California

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Sample California auto insurance rates across various plans


Plan Highest Lowest Average
Monthly $832.33 $6.58 $205.88
Biannually (6 Mths) $4994.00 $39.50 $1235.27
Yearly $9988.00 $79.00 $2470.53

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Monthly rates in California across all cities

Highest Monthy$832.33

Lowest Monthly$6.58

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Annual rates in California across all cities

Highest Annual$9988.00

Lowest Annual$79.00

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