Cheap SR22 Insurance Bakersfield


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cheap sr22 insurance bakersfieldBakersfield is located in the San Joaquin Valley of California, 110 miles north of Los Angeles and about the same distance south of Fresno. Bakersfield has a population around 375,000, making it the 9th largest city in California and the 52nd largest city in the United States. The city is part of Kern County and had 1,735 fatal accidents in 2014, 223 of those involved alcohol. There were 984 DUI arrests which means that many suspended licenses.  If you have had a serious conviction, like a DUI, it is very important you find all the options for cheap SR22 insurance Bakersfield can offer.  SR22 insurance must be maintained for a three year period, otherwise the lapse will cause the 3 years to start all over again from zero.

In that time period it would be a good idea to resort to public transportation and avoid any additional violations. Bakersfield’s Golden Empire Transit is the operator of mass transportation, and there are 16 routes which includes both the City of Bakersfield and adjacent unincorporated communities. Even better, the entire bus fleet is powered by compressed natural gas. and has been since 2005.

About SR22 Insurance Bakersfield

An SR22 is required to reinstate a suspended or revoked license. It is actually proof that you have the minimum insurance coverage mandated by the state. SR22’s are often linked with serious violations, so purchasing and filing is not as simple as your standard insurance. You will need SR22 insurance if you have had any of the following:

  • You are convicted of a DUI
  • You are found to be driving while uninsured
  • You are involved in a serious injury accident
  • You have too many infractions within a short time period

How To Get SR22 Insurance

First you will need to contact your insurance company and let them know you need an SR22. They will provide you the information you need and file the form with the DMV. There may be additional fees and costs involved, depending on your individual situation. After the SR22 has been filed, your license will be reinstated, with certain conditions. If you remain accident and violation free for 3 years you will be able to apply for the Good Driver Discount again.You can also obtain more information and details from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.