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Cheap Car Insurance in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is the capital of Georgia. The city was established in 1837, and the location of Atlanta was chosen because it fell at the intersection of two major railroad lines operating at the time. Atlanta may be most well-known as being the headquarters of Coca-Cola, and the city is popular with sports fans due to professional sports teams including the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks playing in the city.

Driving Conditions in Atlanta

Atlanta is not known for heavy congestion, but traffic backups are not uncommon within the metropolitan area. Traffic services company INRIX reports that travelers on US-19 between Exit 7 and Exit 10 is known to experience delays.

Unique Laws in Atlanta

Driving codes that allow law enforcement officers to issue a citation are provided to drivers by the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Unusual regulations related to driving have been done away with in the city of Atlanta, but the city of Dublin, Georgia includes a provision in its vehicle code that prohibits drivers to operate a vehicle within a playground setting.

Atlanta Crime Statistics

- Auto Thefts

Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics help determine the crime rates in major U.S. cities. These statistics reveal that 5,371 auto thefts occurred in Atlanta in 2011.

- Property Crimes

There were 30,144 property crimes in Atlanta in 2011.

- Crash Statistics

Data from the Georgia Department of Transportation indicates that there were 49,068 crashes in Fulton County in 2003.

Atlanta Vehicle and Driving Safety Requirements

Information about driving safety laws is provided to drivers by the Governors Highway Safety Association. Drivers in Georgia cannot text message, but a cell phone can be used for calls as long as the driver of a vehicle is not a school bus driver or a person under the age of 18. Aggressive driving laws in Georgia prohibit tailgating, reckless driving and cutting off other vehicles. Universal helmet laws require motorcyclists across the state to wear a helmet.

Impaired Driving Laws in Atlanta

All states prohibit the operation of a motor vehicle if a driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or greater. The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety details the penalties of being charged with a DUI. Fines, jail time and license suspension increase each time a person is charged.

- Fines range from $300 to $5,000

- License revocation ranges from one to five years

- Jail time becomes mandatory after the second offense

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