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Cheap Car Insurance in Lexington, Kentucky

Want to know more about Lexington and how to acquire cheap car insurance? Well, known as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington is home to an estimated 318,449 as well as two famous race tracks. An “urban growth boundary” was established to protect the area's numerous horse farms. More than a half million residents live in the Lexington metro area, the second-largest metro in Kentucky outside of Louisville.

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Driving conditions in Lexington

The northeast area of the city has access to Interstate 64 and Interstate 75, but the freeways don't go through the city itself – a likely factor in the city's traffic congestion. There are two beltways: inner New Circle Road or KY 4, and the outer Man 'O War Boulevard. Lexington has made numerous “worst drivers” lists in recent years, most recently the 2016 Worst Cities for Driving list published by WalletHub, which ranked it No. 48 among the top 100.

Unique laws in Lexington

A law taking effect July 2017 prohibits Kentucky drivers from having any other color headlights besides white. This includes film or covering that changes the light color or outline provision lights in the front or back. Also, Kentucky residents and visitors are prohibited from hunting from a moving vehicle.

Lexington crime statistics

According to Neighborhoodscout.com, the chances of having your car stolen are about 1 in 332. The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports the auto theft rate in the Lexington-Fayette metro area for 2015 was 202 incidents per 100,000 people, compared to the national average of 220.2 incidents per 100,000 people.

The City of Lexington maintains a crime map with types of crimes, addresses and other information at lexingtonky.gov/crime-map.

Lexington safety requirements

Everyone in a vehicle not riding in a child seat must wear seat belts, according the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The laws were enhanced in 2015 to require all children up to 57 inches tall and up to 8 years old to ride in an approved car seat or a booster if they are between 40 and 80 pounds. They must be rear-facing until they are both age 1 and 20 pounds. Drivers under 18 may not use mobile phones. Driving and texting is banned for all motorists.

Lexington impaired driving laws

Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher are charged with driving under the influence, or DUI, according to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Drivers can be convicted at lower levels if there is other evidence of impairment. The DUI level for those under 21 is .02, and for commercial vehicle operators it is .04. A first offense DUI is punishable by a fine of $200 to $500, two to 30 days in jail, 90 days of alcohol or substance abuse treatment, license suspension of 30 to 120 days and possible 48 hours to 30 days of community labor.

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