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Cheap Car Insurance in Inglewood, California

Locate cheap car insurance in Inglewood, a southern California city just southwest of Los Angeles. Incorporated on Valentine's Day 1908, Inglewood today has an estimated 110,654 residents. With a new stadium now under construction, the city in 2020 will become the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. The city has drawn artists since the 1980s, mainly due to affordable studio space, and interest has increased since announcement of the stadium plus another mixed use project.

The 2015 film, “Dope,” is set in Inglewood's Darby-Dixon neighborhood, and the city was a filming location for the 1999 film, “The Wood.” Older folks may recognize the city as the filming location for the 1970s TV drama, Quincy M.E.”

Driving Conditions in Inglewood

Inglewood lies at the intersection of Interstates 405 and 105, where traffic is known to be congested and speeds are often in the teens. Notorious for bottlenecks, “the 405,” as it is known, first opened in 1961 and today is considered by many as the most congested stretch of road in the U.S.

Inglewood is only three miles from the Los Angeles Airport and 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

In 2014, Inglewood ranked as No. 3 on a list of most stressful cities in California to live in based on factors such as crime statistics, divorce rates and commuting times.

The average commute time for Inglewood is nearly 29 minutes, four minutes longer than the U.S. average and even a few seconds longer than the Los Angeles County average, according to Census Bureau data. About 70 percent of commuters drive alone, while about 8 percent take public transit and 12 percent walk. Live traffic cams and maps can be found online at www.dot.ca.gov.

Unique Laws in Inglewood

California in 2017 made it easier for homeowners to add a small, second dwelling to their properties, also known as “granny flats” or in-law units, as long as they comply with guide lines. The new law was passed in response to a lack of supply in the housing market.

California's liquor laws are not nearly as strict as other states, with sales allowed at nearly all hours, plus Sundays. They should also take note that California drivers who smoke with a minor 17 and under in the car can be fined up to $100, according to the California Health and Safety Code.

Inglewood Crime Statistics

Known for having a high level of gang activity and race riots in the 1990s, Inglewood's crime rate has decreased since, but is still higher than average.

Data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 2016 shows 830 violent crimes in Inglewood, 16 of which were murder or manslaughter. The local violent crime rate of 740 offenses per 100,000 residents is nearly twice the national average of 386 offenses per 100,000.

Overall property crime in Inglewood was 2,191 offenses per 100,000 residents, below the U.S. average of 2,451 incidents per 100,000 residents. Within the city, 790 vehicles were stolen in 2016, FBI data shows, a rate of 704 incidents per 100,000 residents. This is nearly three times the national average of 236 incidents per 100,000 people.

Inglewood Safety Requirements

California law requires children younger than 2 to be secured in a rear-facing safety seat, unless they weigh more than 40 pounds or at least 40 inches tall. All children under age 8 or shorter than 4 feet 9 inches tall must ride in a federally-approved restraint system.

As of 2017, drivers may not use a hand-held device while driving even to access GPS; GPS systems must be mounted within the car. Minors may not use cellphones while driving unless in an emergency.

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, the "Click It or Ticket" program ensures drivers they will receive a ticket if they or their passengers do not wear safety belts.

Inglewood Impaired Driving Laws

Drivers in California be charged with driving under the influence if they are found to have a blood alcohol content, or BAC, of .08 or higher, according to the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. For those driving vehicles requiring a commercial driver's license, the BAC threshold falls to .04 whether the driver holds a commercial driver's license or not. Any trace of alcohol – or a BAC is .01 – can result in charges for those under 21 or those on DUI probation. If arrested, a driver may immediately lose his license and be issued a temporary one for 30 days. No matter your background, contact us for cheap auto insurance rates in Inglewood.

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