Driving in Virginia: Statewide Stats
Savvy drivers take the time to explore all the options for cheap insurance Virginia has available. For a state its size, Virgina has surprisingly low rates, due in part to the number of companies competing for business.
There are over 7.7 million registered vehicles in the state of Virgina as of 2012, 5.7 million licensed drivers, and 123,579 reported traffic accidents.
Virginia State Car Insurance Requirements
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Department of Motor Vehicles.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, there were 211 drunk driving fatalities in 2012 (representing 27% of all total traffic deaths), with 8,777 alcohol related crashes.
Like many states, Virgina law requires ignition interlock devices for all convicted drunk drivers (as of 2012).
First time offenders will face the following penalties:
The Bottom Line
Most of Virginia’s workers are employed by the defense industry in some way (900,000 jobs), but the state also has a high concentration of tech workers. As this latter industry grows, the state’s population is expected to rise as more and more professionals flock to the major cities. This can have an effect on auto insurance rates (especially in urban areas) so most insurance professionals recommend you re-shop your rates at least twice a year.
If it’s that time of year for you, give us a call at the number above. A licensed professional can look over your policy, and recommend ways to save money. Or, if you prefer local help, head to one of our city pages below for a list of local agents!