Gordon Tokumatsu/Mark James
Glendale has a dubious new distinction: the city is residence to the highest car insurance coverage charges in the state. Gordon Tokumatsu has a search at why the city’;s premiums are so substantial for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
Drivers in Glendale are paying, on typical, the highest car insurance charges in California.
In accordance to customer site ValuePenguin.com, drivers in Glendale pay as much as 60 % far more than most other cities.
Glendale driver and nursing student Annie Cholakyan pays all around $ 150 a month for car insurance. She believes she must be paying out closer to $ 50 a month.
“When you add it to your car payment, it is a good deal,” Cholakyan mentioned.
Insurance businesses charge far more in Glendale simply because there are far more collisions resulting in bodily injury and a lot more uninsured drivers in Glendale, in accordance to the Worth Penguin examine.
Isabella Khodabksh has been teaching men and women to drive at Kings Driving College in Glendale because 1996. She does not feel the city is to blame for the increased costs.
“We have the best street markings, indications and site visitors lights,” Khodabksh mentioned.
Khodabksh, a European immigrant, believes the city’s massive immigrant population could be a factor in the larger charge of collisions.
“They drive that way that they are driving, you know, back house in their countries,” Khodabksh explained.
Khodabksh added that some immigrants do not truly feel the need to comply with restrictions this kind of as stop signals.
“lf there’;s absolutely nothing, they just go,” Khodabksh stated.