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West, MS Car Insurance

Cars Insured in West

^ There are an estimated 114 vehicles currently insured in West. [1]

Car Insurance Rates in West

^ From 2006 to 2010, Mississippi cities had the 22nd highest auto insurance rates in the nation. [2]

Uninsured Motorists in West

^ There are an estimated 34 uninsured motorists driving in West. [3]

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Car Insurance Liability Requirements in West

  • Minimum Liability Limits in West: 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: 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 West

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

Car Insurance Verification Laws in West

  • Insurer Verification of Auto Insurance in West [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.

West Car Insurance Facts, Estimates & Related Laws

West Car Insurance Stats

West Car Insurance Facts, Estimates & Related Laws
  • Number of Auto Insurance Policies in West
    • Based on historical and current data, 114 cars are currently insured in West. [5]
    • Mississippi cities collectively ranked 33rd in the nation in auto insurance policies in 2011 with a total of 1,833,956. [1]
  • Uninsured Motorist Rate in West
    • Based on historical and current data, West has an estimated 34 uninsured drivers. [6]
    • Mississippi cities collectively had the 1st highest uninsured motorist rate in the nation in 2009. [3]
  • Average Car Insurance Rates in West
    • Mississippi cities collectively had the 22nd highest auto insurance rates in the nation in 2010. [2]

West Distracted Driving Laws


  • Hand-held phone ban? No
  • Texting-while-driving ban? Yes
    • Texting-while-driving ban in place for learner's permit and intermediate license holders and school bus drivers. [7]
  • Young drivers cell phone ban? No
  • 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.


West Automotive Laws

  • Minimum Driving Age in West [9]
    • West, MS minimum driving age: 15 years.
  • Driver's License Renewal Cycle in West
    • Renewal cycle: 4 or 8 years, at the option of the driver [7]
  • Motorcycle Helmet Laws in West
    • Motorcycle helmets required for all riders. [7]
  • Safety Belt Laws in West
    • Safety belt laws have been in place since 1994 and apply to drivers/passengers 7+ years in front seat. [7]
    • Child restraint law in place for 3 years and younger must be in a child restraint; 4 - 6 years and either less than 57 inches or less than 65 pounds must be in a booster seat. [7]

Mississippi Car & Driver Facts

Mississippi Auto Registrations

Mississippi Car & Driver Facts
  • Auto Registrations in MS [8]
    • Registered Cars: 1,050,978
    • Registered Trucks: 948,456
    • Registered Motorcycles: 28,078
    • Total Registrations: 2,036,524
    • Rank: Mississippi ranked 34th in the United States in total auto registrations in 2011.

Mississippi Automotive Facts

  • Speed Limits in MS
    • Rural interstates: 70 mph [7]
    • Urban interstates: 70 mph [7]
    • Other roads: 65 mph [7]
  • Mississippi Motor Fuel Consumption
    • Mississippi cities collectively ranked 29th in the nation in total motor fuel consumption in 2011. [10]

Mississippi Licensed Drivers

  • Licensed Drivers in MS [11]
    • Female Drivers: 1,007,017
    • Male Drivers: 919,586
    • Total Drivers: 1,926,603
    • Rank: 33rd highest in the U.S.

Additional information about West, MS

About West

West (Mississippi) is a town with a population of 185 [12] that is located in Holmes County.

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More about West auto insurance

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

Did you know?

Only three states (Arizona, Montana, and South Carolina) do not have any ban in place on texting while driving.

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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