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South Carolina Insurance Facts

South Carolina is home to over 4.3 million residents estimated in 2005 and also in 2005 wrote over 3 million passenger car insurance policies, with an average premium a $753.

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South Carolina Minimum Insurance Requirements.

South Carolina demands that you have liability insurance in order to get your driver's license, with minimum liability insurance of $25,000 per person for bodily injury and $50,000 total per accident with $25,000 for personal property damage.

Should you not own a vehicle at the time of getting your driver's license, you can check a box that you do not own a vehicle and be waived from having liability insurance in South Carolina. You can prove your insurance policy with an insurance card provided by your insurance provider, a receipt with your policy number on it, or your complete policy.

Noncompliance of State-Mandated Liability Insurance In South Carolina

South Carolina has an insurance system that notifies the Department of Motor Vehicles, should your insurance policy lapse or be canceled. Once notified the department of motor vehicles will ask you to update your insurance information. If you do not have the minimum required liability insurance for the state of South Carolina, you'll be asked to surrender your registration, and also the license plates to your vehicle. Should you not comply with this request within a timely manner, your license and your vehicle registration can be suspended and the reinstatement fee can be as high as $400.

Should you be caught driving without insurance, you can be issued a ticket immediately and you can actually be arrested and jailed. If you're involved in an accident or collision, or have received a citation, you will have 15 days to provide your proof of insurance. Again, if you do not comply, your license can be suspended for an indefinite period.

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Columbia, Charleston, Greenville and Hilton Head Island Insurance Facts

Columbia, South Carolina is the largest city, and also the capital of the state of South Carolina and home to over 122,000 residents as of 2006. For a small area the theft rate as of 2005 was over 800 vehicles stolen including the Honda Accord, Ford F1 50 series, Ford Explorer, Chevrolet full-size 1500 pickup, Chevrolet Caprice, and the Ford Taurus among others. Owning one of these vehicles that are on the top 10 theft list in South Carolina will raise your insurance premiums. You can help lower your insurance premiums by not owning one of these vehicles, installing antitheft devices and parking in a secured parking area.

Charleston, South Carolina is the second largest city in South Carolina, with over 107,000 residents as of 2006. In 2004, 22 people died in vehicle crashes in Charleston, involving 58 people and 30 vehicles with an average speed of 35 mph. State-mandated liability insurance coverage is rather low if you are involved in a serious vehicle accident, it is important that you have the appropriate coverage to take care of you and your passengers should you be involved in a serious accident. As you can see, it doesn't take a lot of speed to cause a serious injury, be sure that you're adequately covered for a long hospital stay.

In Greenville South Carolina as of 2006 the population was estimated at over 600,000 for the metropolis area surrounding Greenville. In 2005 308 vehicles were stolen including the Ford Ranger, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, Ford Taurus and the Chevrolet Caprice among others. These vehicles are on the top 10 stolen list for South Carolina and owning one of these means that you probably have above the state average insurance premiums. You can lower your insurance premiums by installing antitheft devices, not owning a vehicle on the top 10 stolen list for South Carolina, and parking in a security parking area or your own locked garage.

The popular destination resort of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is home to over 33,000 residents as of the census 2000, with a swelling population of over 275,000 during the tourist season. In 2004 there were six fatality collisions involving 21 people and nine vehicles with an average speed of 45 mph. A serious accident can happen at any speed and making sure that you're adequately covered, should you be involved in a serious accident and require a long hospital stay is what insurance is all about. State mandated liability limits are low and should you require a long hospital stay it will eat up your insurance quickly, you may want to up the values for your personal injury protection so that you're adequately covered for a long hospital stay.

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Here are some of the South Carolina insurance carriers waiting for your business:

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 insurance agencies: Progressive, Geico, Travelers, The Heartland, insweb, Encompass Insurance, Safeco Insurance, Esurance, Unitrin and Direct