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Dallas, Texas sits in the middle of a spiderweb of highways crisscrossing the city. With Interstates, 20, 30, 35, 45, and 635, plus state highways, there are many miles of road and many places to go. That means finding affordable car insurance is an important consideration.
How much is car insurance in Dallas, TX? Premiums have been rising steadily for years and now insurance rates in Dallas are more expensive than both the state and national average. The average cost of car insurance in Dallas is $1,329 per year for men and $1,383 for women. Dallas drivers pay nearly double the annual amount paid for average auto insurance in Texas. The average cost of auto insurance in Texas is $934.22 per year. The national average cost is $889.01.
Prices will vary depending on your driving record and the total number of claims filed in your zip code.
|Total Cost Per Year||$1,329||$1,383|
|Price Per Month||$110.75||$115.25|
|These average rates are based on our sample quote data. 1|
The graph below shows the change in average Texas auto insurance rates from 2011 to 2015, the most recent year the data is available. According to the III, car insurance rates in Texas increased from $808 in 2011 to $934 in 2015, a jump of $125, or 15.48 percent.
QuoteWizard helps consumers compare quotes from both top national insurance companies and local independent agents. Comparing quotes can help you find cheap car insurance rates near Dallas, Texas and save up to 40% on your premium.
Last year, QuoteWizard helped 30,611 residents of “The Big D” compare auto insurance quotes in Dallas, TX from multiple companies to get the cheapest rates.
These are the most common car insurance companies reported by QuoteWizard users in Dallas, Texas last year. Of these users, 5,351 were uninsured when they requested a quote.
Other popular Dallas, Texas auto insurance companies: Safeco, MetLife, American Family, Country Financial, Texas Farm Bureau, Travelers, Hartford, and 21st Century.
This is our list of the most common car makes and models owned by Dallas, Texas drivers that used QuoteWizard last year.
Dallas, Texas has a minimum liability coverage requirement known as the 30/60/25 rule. This means each policy must include at least the following three components:
According to a recent report published by Allstate, Dallas drivers don’t score very highly when it comes to safety. Dallas ranked 178th out of 200 cities for safe driving. While most US drivers go ten years without having an accident, drivers here are involved in crashes every 6.8 years. Of the 30,611 Dallas drivers that used QuoteWizard last year to request quotes, 1,805 said they had incidents on their driving record.
Severe weather, less-than-safe driving, and sub-par road conditions combine to cause problems for Dallas drivers, and increase their insurance rates.
Largely, Dallas weather is a tale of two extremes: hot and humid in the summer, cold and dry in the winter. Spring and fall are pleasant, but springtime storms are frequently severe and dump a lot of rain onto city streets creating slick driving conditions and flooding. Snowfall is rare and the city is paralyzed when it does.
The Dallas City Council voted to defer some street maintenance projects to save money in 2012. The result is that many city roads are in a sorry state, and in serious need of repair. The increasing number of potholes is troubling because of the damage they can cause. This damage can be severe enough to warrant an insurance claim.
TRIP reports that 21 percent of the major roads around Dallas are in poor condition. Another 31 percent are mediocre. The poor condition of Dallas city streets costs area drivers an additional $609 a year due to higher vehicle operating costs, car accidents, and traffic congestion.
TomTom ranks Dallas 151st for worst traffic congestion in the world. An average commuter spends an extra 24 minutes per hour stuck in traffic for every 60 minutes spent commuting during peak hour and an extra 93 hours a year for commutes lasting 30 minutes.
Moving violations like speeding tickets, at-fault accidents, and drunk driving will add points to your driver's license and give you a bad driving record. If this happens, your status with your insurer could change to non-preferred. If so, you'll probably have to buy a non-standard insurance policy, also known as high-risk auto insurance.
The Dallas Municipal Court website allows you to pay traffic citations, tells drivers how to contest tickets, and provides helpful traffic court information.
Dallas police wrote more than 211,843 traffic citations for moving violations in 2013, a decrease of 14.8% from the number of citations written in 2012.
Dallas police made 1,598 arrests for suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in 2015. This is down nearly 50% from the 3,481 DWI arrests made in 2009. The Dallas police DWI squad went from 10 officers to one in this period. This is probably a factor in the reduced number of DWI arrests.
A DWI conviction may require you to obtain an SR-22 form. Get a quote and compare rates from top companies that specialize in Dallas DWI insurance.
Dallas reported 1,278 crashes involving alcohol or drugs in 2017. These accidents caused 985 injuries and 70 fatalities involving impaired drivers.
Dallas officials reported 25,267 car crashes in 2017. These crashes resulted in 11,465 injuries, 955 of them serious.
Dallas Police reported 144 fatal collisions in 2017 resulting in 157 deaths. All traffic deaths are a tragic loss, and considering the estimated population of 1,341,075 Dallas is a safe city in terms of traffic fatalities per capita.
Dallas Police reported 7,938 car thefts in 2017. A rate of 5.92 per 1,000 residents. This is more than double the national rate of 2.37 auto thefts per 1,000 people.
Are you looking for cheap car insurance? Discounts are a great way to lower your insurance rates. These are some of the many auto insurance discounts available to drivers in in Dallas, TX depending on your carrier.
1 We compared rates from three different insurance companies for 30-year-old male and female drivers with a 2010 Honda Accord. Our rate profiles have a clean driving record and drive less than 10,000 annual miles. Coverage includes state liability minimum of 25/50/10 and 25/50/10 underinsured motorist coverage. Policies also include $10,000 personal injury protection and a $500 comprehensive and collision deductible.
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