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Cheap Car Insurance in Akron, Ohio

It's not impossible to land cheap car insurance in Akron, Ohio, also known as the “Rubber Capital of the World.” About 40 miles south of Cleveland and Lake Erie, Alkron's population is now just under 200,000. Its strategic location on the Oakland and Erie Canal and rail lines led to a healthy manufacturing industry and the nickname “Rubber City.” Goodyear, Gojo and TimeWarner are major employers in the city, which is home to the University of Akron. Today, Akron is located in what is known as Polymer Valley. It's also the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous and reportedly, the ice cream cone.

Driving Conditions in Akron

Two major intersections bisect the city: Interstate 77 and Interstate 76. Rush hour traffic in Akron not nearly as big of a headache as nearby Cleveland, locals say, and a typical commute between the two cities without traffic is about 45 minutes.

Compared to the average U.S. cities commute time of 26 minutes, Akron has a shorter time at 20.8 minutes, according to Census Bureau data. For real-time traffic maps, visit ohgo.com/dashboard/akron.

Unique Laws in Akron

Ohio in 2016 became the first state to step up and outlaw sex with animals, with violators subject to psychological evaluations and counseling, in addition to punitive measures.

More antiquated but equally interesting laws remain on Ohio's books, including those banning getting fish drunk, fishing for whales on Sunday and installing slot machines in outhouses. An interesting rule of the road: the Ohio driver's education manual states you must honk your horn when passing another car going the same direction.

Akron Crime Statistics

Overall crime rates in Akron are higher when compared to other cities its size, FBI data shows, but this doesn't appear to apply regarding car theft. The greater Akron metro area had 1,105 cases of auto theft in 2016, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, or a rate of 157 incidents per 100,000 people. The national average for the same year was a rate of 220.2 per 100,000 people.

Akron Safety Requirements

Ohio drivers and front-seat passengers must wear seat belts. Children under age 8 must ride in a safety seat or booster seat unless they are 4 feet, 9 inches tall or more. All passengers 15 and under who do not ride in safety seats must wear seat belts. Cellphones are off limits for drivers under 18, and texting and driving is banned for all drivers.

Akron Impaired Driving Laws

Drivers with concentration of .08 percent or higher of any intoxicant, including alcohol, are charged with OVI, or Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence. An OVI is the Ohio version of a DWI. First-time offenders face license suspension for 90 days, three days in jail or a possible driver intervention program and various fines. No matter what your driving background, it's not impossible to find cheap car insurance in Akron, Ohio; contact us for details.

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