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Cheap Car Insurance in Aurora, Illinois

It's easier than you think to find cheap car insurance in Aurora, once a mainly manufacturing town that is the seat of Kane County. With an estimated population just over 200,000 and growing technology industry, Aurora lies in the outer Chicago metro area. Nearby is the sprawling Chicago Premium Outlets, a regional shopping destination. The famous 90s movie “Wayne's World” is set in blue-collar Aurora, which also boasts the restored 1931 Paramount Theater and the state's oldest continuously operating farmers market.

Driving Conditions in Aurora

About an hour's drive west of Chicago, Aurora is a growing city that is a popular choice for commuters to the Windy City. Compared to average U.S. cities commute of 24.8 minutes, Aurora has a slightly longer commute time at just over 25 minutes, according to Census Bureau data. For being on the outskirts of the metro area, it is still better than the average commute time for Chicago-area drivers, which is 28.89 minutes. Get real time traffic and road updates at gettingaroundillinois.com, a site provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Unique Laws in Aurora

In Illinois, only drivers who don’t owe child support and who have not had “wildlife privileges” suspected elsewhere in the country can take possession of roadkill, according to a list of odd laws assembled by Thrillist.

Meanwhile, recently enacted Illinois laws have removed a 1972 ban on hunting bobcats, have outlawed “powdered alcohol” from store shelves, banned gay conversion therapy for minors and established pumpkin pie as the official state pie of Illinois.

Aurora Crime Statistics

The Aurora Police Department reported that total crime in the city decreased more than 6 percent from 2015 to 2016, with the exception of car thefts, which were up slightly.

A total of 167 auto thefts were reported for 2016. The city had 160 cases in 2015, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, or a rate of 79 incidents per 100,000 people. The national average for the same year was a rate of 220.2 per 100,000 people.

Aurora Safety Requirements

A primary seat belt law went into effect in 2003, meaning drivers can be stopped and ticketed for a seat belt offense. All drivers and passengers must wear seat belts, no matter where they are riding in the vehicle, according to the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State. Illinois requires all children under 8 to ride either in booster seats or child safety seats. Children under 1 year old or weighing less than 20 pounds must ride rear-facing. To schedule a safety seat inspection, visit cyberdriveillinois.com or call 866-247-0213. Texting and driving and talking on a cellphone without a hands-free device is banned statewide. A hands-free device may be used only by drivers 19 and older.

Aurora Impaired Driving Laws

According to the Illinois Secretary of State's office, the threshold for a driving under the influence law is .08 for drivers over 21 and .04 for commercial license holders. Minors and school bus drivers can be charged with any BAC. First offenders receive minimum revocation of driving privileges for one year, or years if driver is under age 21 and suspension of vehicle registration. Punishments increase if the driver was transporting a child under 16 and/or of he or she was involved in a crash. Third offenders are charged with a felony. Breath alcohol interlock devices may be ordered as a condition of driving for first offenders. For cheap car insurance in Aurora, contact us for rate comparisons.

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