Looking for Bellevue car insurance quotes? Simply enter your Bellevue area zip code in the space provided and hit return. Your Bellevue auto insurance quotes will be ready in a few moments. Whether you're new to the area or just new to the road, you'll enjoy driving and navigating the beautiful Bellevue area. A city of 120,000 residents and a daily workforce of 130,000 and growing, Bellevue touches the shores of Lake Washington to the west and offers views of the Cascade Mountain Range to the east. Once a vast expanse of farms and fruit orchards, today Bellevue has the highest concentration of retail and high-tech businesses on the eastside. Two floating bridges and three Interstate highways link Bellevue to Seattle, Kirkland, Renton, Redmond, and other Washington cities and recreation areas. Interstate Highway 405 (I-405) winds through the heart of Bellevue, providing commuter routes north to Everett and south to Tacoma. The Port of Seattle-the second largest container port in the U.S.-and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are both just 30 minutes away.
While shopping for Bellevue car insurance, remember that Washington State law requires that you carry a minimum of 25/50/10 insurance coverage. That's $25,000 for injury to another person; $50,000 for injury to all other persons; and $10,000 for damage to another's property. If you plan any out-of-state driving, make sure your policy automatically expands to cover higher minimum coverage in another state. Washington State also requires that you show proof of car insurance before obtaining a driver's license. If you are stopped for a traffic violation, the officer will ask to see your driver's license and insurance card. Washington State Patrol adamantly enforces seat belt, cell phone, and DUI laws for your safety.
Insurance rates are driven by statistics. If you plan to commute via I-5, you may be relieved to hear that far fewer traffic fatalities in Washington State happen on the Interstate than on state or US highways, country roads, or city streets. According to the Washington State Traffic Commission (WSTC) over 70% of the fatalities are male and accident times are evenly split between daytime and night. The city of Bellevue established its own Accident Reduction Program in 1990 that has sponsored more than 60 programs that studied and remedied high incident intersections and traffic corridors. The city estimates that the result is an overall reduction of 10% in traffic accidents. In 2003, the city received one of thirteen National Highway Safety Awards honoring outstanding roadway safety programs throughout the United States.
Bellevue is a very community oriented and progressive place to live and work and Washington State offers beautiful cities, mountains, waterways, and natural wonders for you to explore. So, drive safely!