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Cheap Car Insurance in Pomona, California

Find cheap car insurance in Pomona, a city of about 150,000 located in the Pomona Valley. It is home to the Fairplex, the site of the L.A. County Fair. It also hosts the Pomona Swap Meet and Classic Car Show. More than 20,000 students attend California State Polytechnic University, also known as Cal Poly, located on the edge of the city, which surprisingly is not the home of Pomona College, which is actually a few miles away in Claremont. The annual Chalk Art Festival every November keeps its sidewalks colorful in the fall.

Driving Conditions in Pomona

About halfway between Los Angeles and San Bernardino, Pomona lies on Interstate 10, also known as the San Bernardino Freeway. Barring congestion, it's about a half hour drive into downtown L.A. It is connected to both downtown Los Angeles and downtown Riverside by Metrolink. Rush hours are typically rough, as Pomona has an average commute time of about 29 minutes, longer than the U.S. average of 26 minutes, according to Census Bureau data. Live traffic cams and maps can be found online at www.dot.ca.gov.

Unique Laws in Pomona

With an election in 1921, Pomona became the center of what is known as the Blue Law movement, outlawing movies, dances or formal public entertainment on Sundays. Still on the books in Pomona is a law prohibiting anyone from shouting, screaming, using profane language or making “any unusual noise or sound in any house in such a manners as to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood.”

Among more current laws, California is one of a handful of states that enforces laws against driving too slow. The state also bans motorists or cyclists from wearing earphones or earbuds in both ears while driving. Drivers who smoke with a minor in the car can be fined up to $100.

Pomona Crime Statistics

Crime rates in Pomona are higher than the national average. The chance of being a victim in Pomona is one in 28, according to the research site Neighborhood Scout, which reported that the city has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation with one's chance of getting his or her car stolen at one in 119.

According to FBI numbers, Pomona reported 1,256 cases of auto theft in 2015, or a rate of 813 incidents per 100,000 people. The national average for the same year was a rate of 220.2 per 100,000 people and the Los Angeles metro area has a rate of 464 incidents per 100,000 people.

Pomona Safety Requirements

California requires children younger than 2 to be secured in a rear-facing safety seat, unless he or she is over 40 pounds or at least 40 inches tall. All children under age 8 or less 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.

Pomona Impaired Driving Laws

Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher are charged with driving under the influence, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. For those driving vehicles requiring a commercial driver's license, the BAC is .04, whether they have a CDL or not. The BAC drops to .01 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. Contact us for cheap auto insurance rates in Pomona.

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