About Lethbridge car insurance
With over 300 days of sunshine each year and warm chinook winds that blow in the winter, Lethbridge residents enjoy a climate that most Canadians can only dream about. Thanks to generous infrastructure funding, they also enjoy excellent roads. The major arterial streets that run through town, including University Drive, Scenic Drive, and Mayor MaGrath Drive, are well maintained and flow well — even at rush hour.
But even though driving in Lethbridge is relatively easy, finding cheap auto insurance isn't always as simple. Lethbridge drivers pay rates that are in-line with the provincial average, which is why it's important that you shop around for your auto insurance quote. With LowestRates.ca, Lethbridge drivers can get quotes from all the top auto insurers in just minutes.
Most popular brands
According to data gathered at LowestRates.ca, Lethbridge drivers like to buy North American vehicles.
Who shops for auto insurance in Lethbridge?
Most Lethbridge households own at least one car, which means there are a lot of vehicles on Lethbridge's roads and a lot of drivers looking for cheap car insurance. Based on our data, here's who's shopping for car insurance in the city.
Driving in Lethbridge: facts and myths
- You might as well call Lethbridge the festival city. Lethbridge residents enjoy celebrations and festivals year-round. These are some of the city's popular events: Family Fest on December 31, Winterfest in February, Kiwanis Music Festival and Lethbridge International Film Festival in April, Whoop-Up Days in August, and the Bright Lights Festival in November.
- Lethbridge has more than 70 parks. Residents love the city's great network of public parks and hiking trails.
- Whoop-Up Drive has a traffic webcam. If you use this popular route, you can check the traffic conditions before you start driving.
- The High Level Bridge near downtown Lethbridge is the highest and longest steel trestle bridge in the world.
- Lethbridge doesn’t have a Collision Reporting Centre. False. Lethbridge does have a Collision Reporting Centre and staff can help you complete an electronic collision report that will be sent to police.
- Lethbridge is anti-RV. False. City authorities recently clamped down on RV street parking, but RV owners can still take their rig to one of the three RV lots maintained by the City of Lethbridge.
- The new roundabouts in Lethbridge are unpopular, and no more are going to be built. False. Drivers like the smooth efficiency that roundabouts offer and more are scheduled to be built in 2015 and beyond. The city even sent out pamphlets to educate drivers on how to navigate roundabouts safely (and legally).
Lethbridge driving tips
- Monitor Lethbridge road construction. There are several major repair and reconstruction projects taking place, including ongoing improvements on 43 Street North and South and a two-lane expansion on Whoop-Up Drive, which is supposed to accommodate increased traffic flows.
- Watch out for the new traffic circle near Jerry Potts Boulevard and Red Crow Boulevard. A new traffic circle was installed, so stay alert if you're in that area.
- Buy winter tires. You might think all the Lethbridge sunshine means the city doesn't get much snow. Don't be fooled. Even though Lethbridge has a nice climate, it's still in Canada. The city gets over 50 inches of snow per year, so winter tires are a must.
- Keep your speed down. Lethbridge police use photo radar to catch speeders, so make sure you keep your speed at or under the posted limits.
- Watch out for the many Intersection Safety Devices (ISDs) on Lethbridge roads. ISDs are unmanned photo enforcement devices placed at various intersections in the city. They can capture red-light and speed infractions, so be alert and stay within the posted speed limits. Currently, you can find ISDs at these Lethbridge intersections:
- Garry Drive and University Drive West
- 3 Avenue and 13 Street South
- 5 Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive South
- 10 Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive South
- 32 Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive South
- 43 Street and Crowsnest Trail