Cheap Auto Insurance in Mesa, AZ 85213
Known for its abundance of parks, open spaces and cultural activities, Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona.
Mesa was first inhabited by Hohokam Native Americans, who built intricate canal systems that are still in use today.
Spanish explorers came to the area around the late 1500s, though the Apache Indians, who lived east of the area, drove early settlers out. It wasn’t until the 19th century when U.S. settlers came to the area, which included explorer Kit Carson.
A group of 85 Mormons from Utah and Idaho, named The First Mesa Co., traveled to Mesa around early 1878 to establish the area. The first office complex in Mesa was built by Alexander J. Chandler. The first school was built the following year, in 1879.
During World War II, Falcon Field Airport and Williams Air Force Base were created to provide training for pilots. More commerce and industry came into the area after World War II, including aerospace, health and technology companies.
Mesa attractions include: Mesa Arts Center, Mesa Amphitheatre, Red Mountain Park, Apache Trail, Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona and Rockin’ R Ranch.
Two MLB teams call Mesa home during Spring Training season — the Oakland Athletics, who play at HoHoKam Park and the Chicago Cubs, who play at Sloan Park. Mesa also has numerous championship golf courses.
Mesa Driving Conditions
Mesa has a desert climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The annual high temperature is 86.4 degrees and the annual low temperature is 57.5 degrees. The monsoon season, (June-September) causes heavy rainfall, high winds and dust storms.
Unlike Phoenix, Mesa is not known for long commutes or confusing traffic patterns.
According to the 2015 Crime in the United States report, Arizona had 207,107 accounts of property crime and 16,785 accounts of vehicle theft. Within cities and metropolitan areas in Arizona, vehicle theft was reported 16,097 times.
Arizona Driver’s Licence
As a legal resident of Arizona, you’ll need to obtain an Arizona driver’s licence. Those with a valid out-of-state driver’s licence or a Canadian operator’s license are not required to take a knowledge or skills exam.
Seat Belt Laws
Arizona law requires the use of safety belts where they are installed, meaning all passengers in the vehicle must be buckled up. Fees may be applied for seat belt violations.
Drivers operating a motor vehicle when transporting a child who is under 5 years old must have them in a safety seat or booster seat.
Cell Phone & Texting Laws
In Arizona there is no prohibit on cell phone use or texting while driving.
Currently, bills have been proposed in Arizona state legislature to create bans against texting while driving. Arizona is one of four states without a texting ban.
In Glendale, a car cannot be driven in reverse on the road.
You would be surprised how much insurance rates can vary zip code to zip code even if the zip codes are within the same metropolitan area. This can be for various reasons including higher or lower crime rates in a specific zip code area, accident statistics in that zip code, traffic density in different parts of the city, and even different weather conditions depending on what part of the metro area you are in. This can become even more interesting if you live on the border of a different zip code yet your are paying more for insurance than you would if you lived right across the street. While some people will use this to their advantage and give their insurance company a different address than their actual address to save some money it is not advisable as this may be seen as a form of fraud.
To find out what your auto insurance rates will be for you zip code either fill out the quick quote form above or call one or more of the local agents below. It is best to call more than one to get them to compete for your business so that you can get the cheapest rates possible. Many people would rather avoid this effort because its more work but its one of the best ways to get cheap auto insurance quotes.