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Cheap Car Insurance in Norwalk, California

Find cheap car insurance in Norwalk, Calif, a suburb of Los Angeles.

The City of Norwalk contains the Los Angeles County Registrar's office and records of the county's more than 4 million registered voters, as well as the Southeast District of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The Metropolitan State Hospital, a psychiatric facility housing offenders incompetent to stand trial or deemed not guilty by reason of insanity, also is located in the city. A number of movies have been partially shot in Norwalk over the years, including "Grease 2," the original "Postman Always Rings Twice" in 1946, "the Karate Kid," "Speed" and "Frailty."

Driving Conditions in Norwalk

Traversed by three freeways, Norwalk is 17 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Interstate 605 is known as the San Gabriel Freeway, and it intersects with Interstate 5, or the Santa Ana Freeway, within Norwalk. The Century Freeway ends at Studebaker Road in Norwalk.

The average commute time for Norwalk is just over 29 minutes, three minutes longer than the U.S. average, according to Census Bureau data. About 84 percent of commuters drive alone and another 3 percent carpool. Live traffic cams and maps can be found online at www.dot.ca.gov.

Unique Laws in Norwalk

Beginning in 2017, both public and private employers in California can no longer ask job applicants about past salaries. If asked, they must give applicants a pay range for the job they are seeking. The goal of the new law is to narrow the wage gap, the law's supporters say.

Also recent is SB 1140, which exempts clergy who object to same-sex marriages from having to perform them. New laws also prohibit picketing a funeral one hour before or one hour after the service.

California 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.

Norwalk Crime Statistics

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department provides law enforcement to Norwalk through a local station staffed by 206 officers.

Data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 2016 states there were 419 violent crimes in Norwalk, seven of which were murder or manslaughter. The local violent crime rate of 415 offenses per 100,000 residents is above the national average rate of 389 offenses per 100,000 people. The property crime rate in Norwalk for the same year was 1,826 offenses per 100,000 residents, which is below the U.S. average of 2,451 incidents per 100,000 residents. Within the city, 466 vehicles were stolen in 2016, FBI data shows, a rate of 433 incidents per 100,000 residents. The national average is 236 incidents per 100,000 people.

Norwalk 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.

Norwalk impaired driving laws

Drivers in California can be charged with DUI, or driving under the influence, if they are found to have a 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 of .01 or more – can result in charges for those under 21 or drivers who are already on DUI probation. If arrested, you may immediately lose your license and be issued a temporary one for 30 days. No matter what your background or driving record, contact us for cheap auto insurance rates in Norwalk, Calif.

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