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cheap sr22 insurance santa claritaSanta Clarita continues to have a lower average of fatal accidents caused by drunk drivers than the average California city.  If you are convicted of a DUI, caught driving while uninsured, or just have too many accents on your record, you will need to get SR22 inusrance. It is also important to consider all the other transportation options Santa Clarita has. The city has the latest in bus technology ranging from Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueled to 60’ articulated (bendy) buses, to over the road commuter coaches. Using public transportation will help keep you off the road during your license suspension, and prevent any more infractions on your driving record. Here is some additional information that can help when you are looking at all the options for cheap SR22 insurance Santa Clarita can offer you.

What is an SR22?

This is a filing that your insurance company sends to the state of California DMV  that proves you are carrying insurance. Every driver in the state has to meet specific requirements for liability insurance, and most insurance companies will file your policy with the DMV electronically. After it is filed, you will need to make sure your payments are made on time, and that you do not get any more convictions or tickets. You will need to do this for three full years and if there is any cancellations you will have to start the three years over from the beginning.

How do I get one?

If you have a current policy already, you can usually add the SR22 by calling your agent. However, you can most likely expect your rates to increase once your new violations hit your record. If you lose the Good Driver Discount you will face at least a 30% increase in premium. Most California insurance companies have programs with rates that are built around “high-risk” drivers. They may come with certain restrictions, but the price will be more fair.

How much is an SR22?

SR22 filings usually cost around $10-$25 on renewal. It should not be a monthly charge (although you will be charged more if you have a suspension on your record). Be sure to practice safe driving for the three years of the term, and you will probably earn back your Good Driver Discount.