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Cheap Car Insurance in Davie, Florida

Research cheap car insurance in Davie, a medium-sized Florida city located just west of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport. Part of the Miami metro area in Broward County, Davie has an estimated population today of 101,871 living within its 36 square miles. Once home to a western-themed park named pioneer city as well as a significant horse-owning population, Davie has maintained a Western feel, and many of its early buildings reflect this in its architecture. Davie is home to a number of colleges and universities, including Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University Davie Campus, Broward College and McFatter Technical College.

Driving Conditions in Davie

Interstate 595, which provides access directly to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport and South Fort Lauderdale, forms the northern border of the City of Davie. The drive from Davie to the airport or Fort Lauderdale greatly depends on whether you are in the close-in west part of the city or on its western portion. Interstate 75 runs along the city’s western border, and it and corridors such as Highway 823 and University Drive run south into neighboring Pembroke Pines and north into the abutting City of Plantation. Running north-south through eastern Davie is the Florida Turnpike. The average commute time for Davie residents is just under 26 minutes, which is on par with the national average, according to Census Bureau data. For updates on construction, delays and travel information, access fl511.com.

Unique Laws in Davie

Davie city leaders in 2017 toughened its stance on noise, issuing fines to both landlords and tenants to keep loud parties at rental properties from disturbing residents.

Unless you’re in a funeral procession, Florida bans using hazard lights while the vehicle is moving. Florida also is among a small handful of states where you can be ticketed for driving too slow. The state’s “Move Over Law” requires drivers to move to the left lane when passing emergency vehicles or police that are stopped on the side of the roadway. Meanwhile, more odd laws still on the books proclaim it illegal to drive over graves or park within intersections.

Davie Crime Statistics

Data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 2016 states there were 228 violent crimes in Davie, three of which were murder or manslaughter. The local violent crime rate of 222 offenses per 100,000 residents below the national average of 386 offenses per 100,000 people.

The property crime rate in Davie the same year was 2,893 offenses per 100,000 residents, above the U.S. average of 2,451 incidents per 100,000 residents. Within the city, 309 vehicles were stolen in 2016, FBI data shows, a rate of 301 incidents per 100,000 residents. The national average is 236 incidents per 100,000 people.

Davie safety requirements

Drivers and front-seat passengers, as well as all passengers under age 18 must wear seat belts, the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles mandates. Children 3 and under must ride in a federally approved child-restraint, and 4 and 5-year-olds must be “secured by either a federally approved child restraint seat or safety belt,” the department states.

. Florida in 2014 made texting while driving a “secondary” offense, meaning you can receive driver’s license points for doing so if you are stopped for another traffic offense. Talking on a hand held phone is still legal, but you can be ticketed if cellphone use results in an accident or traffic offense.

Davie impaired driving laws

Florida’s DUI laws are considered fairly strict. Any over 21 with a blood alcohol level of .08 will be charged, and first offenders receive a fine, 50 hours of community service, a year probation, up to 6 months imprisonment and a minimum license revocation of 180 days. A 12-hour DUI school is also required. Minors can be charged with a .02 blood alcohol level, or BAL, as it is known in Florida. If this happens, they lose their license for 6 months. No matter what your circumstances, we can help you find cheap car insurance in Davie, Fla.; contact us for rate comparisons.

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