Florida Car Insurance

Auto Insurance Quotes in Florida

Are you looking for an affordable car insurance quote in Florida? Maybe you've been a resident of the Sunshine State for a while and are simply looking for a better or more affordable auto policy. Every driver in Florida needs auto insurance coverage. See why millions of policyholders trust GEICO to provide exceptional car insurance —from liability protection to comprehensive coverage.

If you're buying a new car, comparing car insurance quotes, or looking to switch auto insurance providers, GEICO has the information you need to make an informed decision. We make it easy for you to get a free Florida car insurance quote online.

Required Auto Insurance Coverage in Florida

Drivers need to make sure they have the auto insurance coverages required by the state of Florida to legally operate a motor vehicle:

Coverage Type Florida Requirements
Bodily Injury Coverage $10,000 per person and $20,000 per accident*
Property Damage Coverage $10,000 per accident
Uninsured Motorist Coverage $10,000 per person and $20,000 per accident*
Personal Injury Protection $10,000

These are the minimum Florida car insurance coverage requirements, but you should choose the coverage you need when getting an auto quote. If you need help determining how much coverage you need you can use our Coverage Calculator.

Please note bodily injury liability and uninsured motorist coverages may be waived. Even though, BI is not a required coverage in FL, failure to have this coverage in place at the time of an accident that results in bodily injury or property damage, will result in state mandated requirement of coverage for 3 years.

What are factors that may affect Florida car insurance rates?

Car insurance rates in Florida can be influenced by a variety of factors, including individual circumstances and external variables. These elements can play a significant role in determining the cost of auto insurance for residents, often resulting in a wide range of premium prices. Let’s take a closer look at each factor:

The year, make, and model of your vehicle

  • Newer and more expensive cars typically lead to higher premiums due to increased repair and replacement costs, while older, less valuable vehicles may come with lower insurance costs due to factors such as depreciation. The safety features and theft rates associated with specific makes and models can also influence your insurance rates.

Your driving habits and annual mileage

  • More time on the road or a history of accidents and violations can lead to higher premiums because they indicate a higher risk of potential claims. With car insurance, being a safe driver pays off.

Demographic factors—primarily your zip code

  • Insurance companies analyze the frequency of accidents, thefts, vandalism, and other risks associated with different areas, and adjust premiums accordingly. Living in an area with a higher amount of claims or auto-related incidents can lead to higher insurance rates, while residing in a safer neighborhood may result in lower premiums.

Auto discounts that you may be eligible for

  • Discounts, such as safe driver discounts, bundling, and multi-policy discounts, can help lower your premiums, making insurance more affordable.

Florida Car Insurance Discounts

Drivers in the Sunshine State are looking for car insurance that delivers exceptional service along with great value. Discounts on auto premiums available in the state of Florida include:

How can bundling help you save on auto insurance in Florida?

You could receive a discount by bundling auto insurance with other products such as homeowner and renters' insurance.

Florida Car Insurance Laws

Car in Florida

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), all drivers in the state must have auto insurance coverage. If you are pulled over, you can be fined for not having valid proof of Florida car insurance. So be sure to have your insurance ID card when you drive.

Two important Florida car insurance laws to be aware of are the Financial Responsibility Law and the No-Fault Law:

  • The Financial Responsibility Law—requires certain drivers to carry full liability auto insurance coverage due to their driving history. These drivers include those at fault for past accidents resulting in injury to others, those who have received excessive points against their license, a DUI or a revocation due to serious and/or repeated offenses.
  • The Florida No-Fault Law—requires all drivers to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP). This coverage helps pay the insured's medical bills in the event of an accident, regardless of fault. People often think drivers can't be legally pursued for injuries they cause in an accident because Florida is a No-Fault state, but that isn't right. No-Fault just means that drivers involved in an accident rely on their own car insurance providers to pay for subsequent costs.

Florida Vehicle Registration Information

Can I maintain my current policy issued in my previous state of residence?

  • No. The minimum required insurance must be issued through an insurance company licensed to sell in Florida.

What if I fail to keep insurance on my vehicle that I have registered in Florida?

  • The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is authorized to suspend your driving privilege, including your vehicle tag and registration, for up to three years or until proof of Florida insurance is provided, whichever is first.

If my driving privilege is suspended because I am not properly insured, is there a penalty to reinstate my license?

  • Yes. A reinstatement fee of $150 up to $500, for subsequent violations, must be paid and you must provide proof of current Florida insurance.

Florida Teen Driving Laws

Florida teen driver

Florida uses a graduated licensing system. This system allows teen drivers to safely gain driving experience under varied conditions and circumstances before obtaining full driving privileges. It's important for teens and parents to understand these laws:

  • At the age of 15, a teen may apply for a learner's license.
  • For the first 90 days with a learner's license, a teen may only drive during daylight hours. After 90 days, the learner's license allows a teen to drive until 10:00 PM. A licensed driver over the age of 21 must always accompany the teen driver.
  • After a teen has held a learner's license for at least one year, and has at least 50 hours of certified practice, 10 of which must be at night, the teen may apply for a driver's license.
  • At 16 years old, a teen with a driver's license generally may only drive between 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
  • At 17 years old, a teen with a driver's license generally may drive only between 5:00 AM - 1:00 AM.
  • Most license restrictions are lifted when a driver reaches 18 years of age.

Florida Driving Resources

Florida Auto Insurance Agents

GEICO has experienced insurance agents in offices across Florida who are ready to help you. We can answer questions you have about your car insurance in Florida. The availability of our dedicated agents you can speak with in-person or over-the-phone, along with access to 24/7 claims and roadside assistance, are just a few reasons our Florida drivers switch to GEICO for an auto insurance policy. Learn more about our Florida insurance agents.

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