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Bristol, CT Car Insurance

Cars Insured in Bristol

^ There are an estimated 41,526 vehicles currently insured in Bristol. [1]

Car Insurance Rates in Bristol

^ From 2006 to 2010, Connecticut cities had the 9th highest auto insurance rates in the nation. [2]

Uninsured Motorists in Bristol

^ There are an estimated 4,800 uninsured motorists driving in Bristol. [3]

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Car Insurance Liability Requirements in Bristol

  • Minimum Liability Limits in Bristol: 20/40/10 [4]
    • 20  Required coverage up to $20,000 for one individual injured in an accident
    • 40  Required coverage up to $40,000 for all persons injured in an accident
    • 10  Required coverage up to $10,000 for property damage in an accident
    • Note: The amounts listed above are the minimum coverage amounts required by the law. Drivers can opt to purchase more than the mandatory minimum amounts.

Required Car Insurance Coverage in Bristol

Required Car Insurance Coverage in Bristol
  • Bristol Auto Insurance Coverage Requirements [4]
    • Bodily injury liability coverage
    • Property damage liability coverage

Car Insurance Verification Laws in Bristol

  • Insurer Verification of Auto Insurance in Bristol [4]
    • Insurer must notify Department of Motor Vehicles or other state agency of cancellation or nonrenewal.

Bristol Car Insurance Facts, Estimates & Related Laws

Bristol Car Insurance Stats

Bristol Car Insurance Facts, Estimates & Related Laws
  • Number of Auto Insurance Policies in Bristol
    • Based on historical and current data, 41,526 cars are currently insured in Bristol. [5]
    • Connecticut cities collectively ranked 29th in the nation in auto insurance policies in 2011 with a total of 2,454,106. [1]
  • Uninsured Motorist Rate in Bristol
    • Based on historical and current data, Bristol has an estimated 4,800 uninsured drivers. [6]
    • Connecticut cities collectively had the 41st highest uninsured motorist rate in the nation in 2009. [3]
  • Average Car Insurance Rates in Bristol
    • Connecticut cities collectively had the 8th highest auto insurance rates in the nation in 2010. [2]

Bristol Distracted Driving Laws


  • Hand-held phone ban? Yes
    • hand-held phone ban in place for all drivers. [7]
  • Texting-while-driving ban? Yes
    • Texting-while-driving ban in place for all drivers. [7]
  • Young drivers cell phone ban? Yes
    • Ban applies to drivers younger than 18. [7]
  • Bus driver cell phone ban? Yes
    • Ban applies to school bus drivers. [7]
  • Enforcement of laws:
    • Primary enforcement in effect. [7]
    • With primary enforcement, a police officer can pull over a driver for that specific offense. Drivers cannot be pulled over solely for a secondary offense.

Bristol Automotive Laws

  • Minimum Driving Age in Bristol [9]
    • Bristol, CT minimum driving age: 16 years.
  • Driver's License Renewal Cycle in Bristol
    • Renewal cycle: 6 years [7]
  • Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Bristol
    • Motorcycle helmets required for 17 and younger. [7]
  • Safety Belt Laws in Bristol
    • Safety belt laws have been in place since 1986 and apply to drivers/passengers 7+ years in front seat. [7]
    • Child restraint law in place for younger than 1 year or less than 20 pounds in a rear-facing restraint system; 1 - 6 years who is less than 60 pounds in a child restraint system. [7]

Connecticut Car & Driver Facts

Connecticut Auto Registrations

Connecticut Car & Driver Facts
  • Auto Registrations in CT [8]
    • Registered Cars: 1,719,536
    • Registered Trucks: 1,003,799
    • Registered Motorcycles: 97,963
    • Total Registrations: 2,828,794
    • Rank: Connecticut ranked 30th in the United States in total auto registrations in 2011.

Connecticut Automotive Facts

  • Speed Limits in CT
    • Rural interstates: 65 mph [7]
    • Urban interstates: 55 mph [7]
    • Other roads: 55 mph [7]
  • Connecticut Motor Fuel Consumption
    • Connecticut cities collectively ranked 33rd in the nation in total motor fuel consumption in 2011. [10]

Connecticut Licensed Drivers

  • Licensed Drivers in CT [11]
    • Female Drivers: 1,503,160
    • Male Drivers: 1,483,107
    • Total Drivers: 2,986,267
    • Rank: 26th highest in the U.S.

Additional information about Bristol, CT

About Bristol

Bristol (Connecticut) is a city with a population of 60,477 [12] that is located in Hartford County.

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More about Bristol auto insurance

For more information about Bristol car insurance, or for additional resources regarding Connecticut car insurance overall, visit the Connecticut Department of Insurance.

Did you know?

Driving while text messaging is currently banned for all drivers in 41 states and the District of Columbia.

References

1. ^ Automobile Insurance Plans Service Office (AIPSO)

2. ^ National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

3. ^ Insurance Research Council (IRC)

4. ^ Insurance Information Institute (III)

5. ^ Automobile Insurance Plans Service Office (AIPSO) & United States Census Bureau

6. ^ Insurance Research Council (IRC) and United States Census Bureau

7. ^ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) & Highway Loss Data Institute

8. ^ Office of Highway Policy Information

9. ^ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

10. ^ U.S. Department of Transportation

11. ^ Federal Highway Administration

12. ^ United States Census Bureau

13. ^ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

14. ^ National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA)

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