Before you begin your Alabama road trip, make sure your auto insurance policy is up to date, and reacquaint yourself with the state’s rules of the road. Then you’ll be ready to head out and enjoy Alabama’s sandy beaches, beautiful state parks, and historical attractions.
With limited exceptions, to operate a motor vehicle as an Alabama resident, you must be at least 16 years old and have a driver’s license. Before applying for an Alabama driver license, you need to have a learner permit for a minimum of six months, and you’ll need to provide the following prior to your driver’s license test:
Proof of high school enrollment or graduation (if you’re under 19 and obtaining your first driver’s license)
Social Security card
One form of primary identification
A driver license fee
Bodily injury liability: $50,000 per accident and $25,000 per person
Property damage liability: $25,000 per accident
Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury liability: $50,000 per accident and $25,000 per person
Note: You can reject uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury liability coverage. If you have questions, talk to your agent as you review your policy.
If you’re involved in an accident and your losses exceed your policy’s limits, you may be responsible for paying the remainder out of pocket. To help minimize this risk, consider purchasing higher limits of the coverages listed above, and also assessing whether additional optional coverages may make sense for you.
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Yes. While these coverages aren’t necessary for vehicle registration and other legal requirements, they can help protect you and your car in the event of an accident or roadside issue. Here are some liability coverage and collision coverage options available in Alabama.
Comprehensive coverage can help pay for losses if your vehicle is damaged by something other than a collision with another vehicle—for example, theft and vandalism, hitting an animal, and hail or tornado damage.
If your vehicle is damaged in a collision with another vehicle, this coverage will come into effect.
This optional coverage can apply if your vehicle is deemed to be totaled. It covers the greater of your actual cash value or the amount you still owe.
If your car is damaged and needs to spend some time in the shop, this coverage can help pay for a rental so you can still get around while your car gets fixed.
Roadside assistance helps pay for towing expenses, battery jumps, flat tire fixes, and other on-the-road issues.
At Dairyland, we believe everyone deserves an insurance policy that aligns with their priorities and unique situation while also providing strong financial value. That’s why, in addition to the required and optional coverages we describe above, we also offer a range of auto insurance discounts in Alabama, including:
Motor vehicle accident prevention course
Paid in full
Understand the difference between comprehensive and collision coverages.
If you’re planning an Alabama auto adventure, be sure your car insurance policy is set up to cover you if you need it. Get started by calling 855-716-1044 to speak with one of our experienced auto insurance agents.
Alabama has everything you could want as a Southern U.S. road trip destination. Here are three must-see attractions to help you start building your itinerary.
Located in Montgomery—the birthplace of the civil rights movement—the Civil Rights Memorial Center commemorates and honors those who fought and died in the fight for racial equality during the modern civil rights movement (1954–1968). The Memorial Center features four galleries, a theater, and interactive experiences.
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville is an exciting learning hub for visitors of all ages. The star attraction is a display of the world's largest spacecraft collection. The Space Center is also known for its launch simulators, where astronauts in training can experience free-falling and a few seconds of weightlessness.
Gulf State Park is well-known as a destination for campers and day-trip excursions. This family-friendly vacation spot offers plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing, kayaking, guided Segway tours, and interactive educational programs. Plus, it’s nice to stop and breathe in the fresh sea air.