Looking for Vancouver car insurance quotes? Simply enter your Vancouver area zip code in the space provided and hit return. Your Vancouver auto insurance quotes will be ready in a few moments. Do you know Vancouver? Named for the famed British explorer, in 1825 it became the location of the headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company and the first non-native settlement in the Pacific Northwest. Home to nearly 160,000 residents today, Vancouver is Washington's fourth largest city. Located in Clark County on the shores of the mighty Columbia River, "America's Vancouver" was chosen by Money Magazine as one of the 100 Best Places to Live. A short drive East along the Columbia takes you into the heart of Washington's wine country. Directly across the river from Vancouver is Portland, Oregon, another amazing city to enjoy. You can find your fill of winter and summer sports not far from Portland at Oregon's Mount Hood and Mount Bachelor. A short drive north from Vancouver is the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, a popular sightseeing destination.
While shopping for Vancouver car insurance, bear in mind 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 over 70% of the fatalities are male and accidents times are evenly split, with approximately half occurring during the daytime and half taking place at night. Although WSTC incident maps show a concentration of accidents along the I-5 corridor, they report that the majority of fatal accidents in Washington State happen in rural areas. Good news for Clark County residents, WSTC statistics show a decrease of more than 15% in highway fatalities in the past five years.
Vancouver is a wonderful place to live and work and offers a rich, historic background. And Portland offers great shopping and music just over the bridge. So, drive safely!