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Car Insurance Rates in GA

^ From 2006 to 2010, Georgia cities had the 21st highest auto insurance rates in the nation. [2]

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Cars Insured in GA

^ Georgia ranked 9th of all U.S. states in total auto insurance policies in 2011. [1]

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Car Insurance in Georgia

Car Insurance Liability Requirements in Georgia

  • Minimum Liability Limits in GA: 25/50/25 [4]
    • 25  Required coverage up to $25,000 for one individual injured in an accident
    • 50  Required coverage up to $50,000 for all persons injured in an accident
    • 25  Required coverage up to $25,000 for property damage in an accident
    • Note: These amounts are the minimum required by the law. Drivers may opt to purchase auto insurance above the mandatory minimums.

Required Car Insurance Coverage in Georgia

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

Car Insurance Verification Laws in Georgia

  • Insurer Verification of Auto Insurance in GA [4]
    • Insurer must notify Department of Motor Vehicles or other state agency of cancellation or nonrenewal.
    • Insurers must submit entire list of insurance in effect, which may be compared with registrations at a state agency. Also known as a computer data law.

Georgia Car Insurance Facts, Estimates & Related Laws

Georgia Car Insurance Facts

Georgia Car Insurance Facts, Estimates & Related Laws
  • Average Car Insurance Rates in GA
    • Georgia had the 20th highest auto insurance rates in the nation in 2010. [2]
    • Rates in GA ranked 21st in the nation in 2009. [2]
    • In 2008, GA had the 21st highest rates in the country. [2]
  • Number of Auto Insurance Policies in GA
    • Georgia ranked 9th in the nation in auto insurance policies in 2011 with a total of 6,963,952. [1]
  • Uninsured Motorist Rate in GA
    • The uninsured motorist rate in GA ranked 13th in the nation in 2009. [3]

Georgia Distracted Driving Laws

  • Hand-held phone ban? No
  • 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.
    • Under a primary law, a police officer can stop a driver for that specific offense. Under a secondary law, an officer must stop a driver for a primary offense before ticketing for the secondary offense.

Georgia Automotive Laws

  • Safety Belt Laws in GA
    • Safety belt laws have been in place since 1988 and apply to drivers/passengers 8 through 17 years in all seats; 18+ years in front seat. [7]
    • Child restraint law in place for 7 years and younger and 57 inches or less. [7]
  • Motorcycle Helmet Laws in GA
    • Motorcycle helmets required for all riders. [7]
  • Driver's License Renewal Cycle in GA
    • Renewal cycle: 5 or 8 years [7]

Georgia Auto & Driver Facts

Georgia Automotive Facts

Georgia Auto & Driver Facts
  • Speed Limits in GA
    • Rural interstates: 70 mph [7]
    • Urban interstates: 65 mph [7]
    • Other roads: 65 mph [7]
  • Motor Fuel Consumption in GA
    • Georgia cities collectively ranked 8th in the nation in total motor fuel consumption in 2011. [9]

Georgia Licensed Drivers

  • Licensed Drivers in GA [10]
    • Total Drivers: 6,505,690
    • Female: 3,399,477
    • Male: 3,106,213
    • GA has the 11th most drivers in the U.S.
  • Minimum Driving Age in GA [5]
    • Georgia has a minimum driving age of 15 years.

Georgia Auto Registrations

  • Auto Registrations in GA [8]
    • Registered Cars: 3,430,165
    • Registered Trucks: 3,876,723
    • Registered Motorcycles: 199,620
    • Total Registrations: 7,533,735
    • Rank: Georgia ranked 10th in the United States in total auto registrations in 2011.

Additional information about Georgia

About Georgia

Georgia has a population of approximately 9,687,653, which ranks 8th in the U.S. among all states. [6]

GA Car Insurance

More about Georgia auto insurance

For more information about auto insurance in GA, or for additional resources regarding Georgia car insurance, visit the Georgia Department of Insurance.

Did you know?

Driving while talking on a hand-held cell phone is currently prohibited in in 11 states and the District of Columbia.


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. ^ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

6. ^ United States Census Bureau

7. ^ IIHS & Highway Loss Data Institute

8. ^ Office of Highway Policy Information

9. ^ U.S. Department of Transportation

10. ^ Federal Highway Administration

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