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My situation was quite different when I moved here. My wife and I
already had a valid Arizona drivers licence, so in order to get the CA
licence we only had to pass the written test, no street test. However it
is my understanding that by law you have to get a CA drivers licence
within 14 days if you actually live in CA. I might be wrong on that.
We then got insurance from AAA (you also need to sign up for membership,
which is good anyway). It was $780 per year. It of course depends which
options you choose how long your commute is, value of your car, driving
I did have an accident after one month (backed into somebody else's Saab
Turbo, the Saab looked pretty ugly afterwards, our good old Mercury
station wagon didn't have a single scratch). AAA paid everything. The
next year the insurance costs went even down by $80.
Hope some of that helps.
Andre Csillaghy wrote:
> I have problems with my Auto Insurance company, California Casuality,
> increased my premium by about 44% when I annouced a change of address.
> As I cannot talk about this with them (the "we'll call you back"
> syndrom), I am looking for another company. Does someone have an
> insurance company which is "nice", i.e. cheap, for (J-1-visa)
> and accept foreign driver licences---I dont habe a CA. drivers licence
> Any hints will be appreciated,
> Best regards,
> -- Andre
> Andre Csillaghy
> Space Sciences Laboratory Tel 510-643-5146
> University of California Fax 510-643-8302
> Berkeley, CA 94720-7450 Web hessi.ssl.berkeley.edu/~csillag
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