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Welcome to Kanetix, Alberta's online car insurance quote comparison tool. Kanetix's auto insurance quote comparison service brings shoppers in AB, who are searching for competitive car insurance rates, together with insurance companies who offer insurance quotes in AB. Car insurance quotes are currently available in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island for personal-use vehicles.

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As in all parts of Canada, drivers in Alberta, must have car insurance to legally drive a vehicle, but there's absolutely no reason to pay top dollar for the auto insurance that you need if you don't have to. Most people in Alberta settle for the first auto insurance quote they get and never compare car insurance quotes from a wide range of auto insurance companies. Because of this, they often end up paying far too much for the car insurance Alberta drivers must have by law.

Because researching the different quotes that the individual car insurance companies provide for Alberta could take hours or days to complete if assembled on your own, it's simply much smarter to let Kanetix do the work for you. The cheapest car insurance Alberta drivers can find, can only come through auto insurance comparison shopping.

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It's worth checking your Alberta auto insurance rates from time to time.

Individual car insurance rates fluctuate from person to person and are dependant on several factors, including, but not limited to one's previous driving record and auto insurance history. All of these factors may combine and contribute to a reduced auto insurance rate for you at this time. You might be delighted to learn that there could be excellent savings over the car insurance rate that you're currently paying in Alberta. The only way to find out for sure, is to try our free service.

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We suggest that Alberta drivers check our car insurance quotes now and again. It's surprising how often it's the case that another car insurance provider will offer substantially the same insurance as you currently have for less. We advise checking your auto insurance rate about once every year.

Quickly decide if you're getting the best deal for your car insurance in Alberta. If you find that the auto insurance premium you're paying is far too high, now could be a good time to switch auto insurance providers. Try our free service right now, and make sure that you're getting the cheap auto insurance rates possible for Alberta.

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*61.7% of Kanetix customers in Alberta who participated in the survey said Kanetix helped them identify an average savings amount of $809.45 (November 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014) on their car insurance. The cited amount represents the average difference between the best quote obtained at www.kanetix.ca and the current premium amount of participants in the survey. The savings amount varies by individual and does not constitute a guarantee; in each individual case, the difference may be smaller or greater than the savings amount cited.

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ALBERTA SEAT BELT LAW

About 95% of Albertans wear their seat belts when they travel in their vehicles, whether they are going across the province or across town. While 95% is good, 100% would be great; seat belts save lives and improve the odds of surviving an auto accident.

Seat Belt Rules

There are different rules for proper seat belt use depending on whether the user is an adult, an infant or somewhere in between.

Adults

For the purposes of seat belt use, adults are generally considered to be 12 years of age and older; people who can sit comfortably in the car's seat. Adults older than 16 years of age are responsible for ensuring that passengers under 16 are buckled up properly.

  • Seat belts normally consist of a lap belt, which goes across the lap of the occupant, and a shoulder belt, which sits diagonally across one shoulder and meets the lap belt. Adults should ensure that both parts of the belt fit properly:
    • The shoulder belt is worn close against the body, sitting over the shoulder and across the chest. It should never be put under one's arm or behind the back. It is a vital part of the seat belt, and will keep you safer if an accident occurs.
    • The lap belt sits snug against the body, sitting low across the wearer's hips.
  • Make sure, before you buckle up, that the seat belt is not twisted. It should sit flat against one's shoulder, chest and lap. If the belt is twisted, it will not protect the wearer as effectively, as the full width of the belt spreads the force of a collision across the body.

Infants

Infants, toddlers and children need to be secured in child safety seats or boosters, appropriate for their age, size, and weight. When restraining an infant in a vehicle, remember:

  • Babies are required to sit in a rear-facing child safety seat, and should use this seat until they are:
    • At least one year old
    • Weigh at least 10 kg (22 lb)
    • Walking
  • Position the safety seat in the back seat of the vehicle, preferably in the middle. If the vehicle is a truck, and does not have a full back seat, put your baby in the front middle seat. Make sure that, wherever the baby is sitting, there are no airbags, or the airbags have been deactivated.
    • Make sure the safety seat is in a semi-reclined position, providing the best support for the head, neck and back.
    • Use the car seat belt or a Universal Anchorage System (UAS) to secure the seat in the vehicle.
    • The safety seat is secure when it moves less than 2.5 cm (1 inch) in any direction.

Toddlers and Young Children

The following guidelines should be followed when securing toddlers in a vehicle:

  • Children can move from an infant car seat to a larger one when they:
    • Are older than one year
    • Weigh more than 10 kg (22 lb)
  • A car safety seat must be used until the child is at least six years of age.
  • Position the seat in the middle back seat of the vehicle. This is the safest spot in the car. If the vehicle is a truck, and doesn't have a full back seat, put the safety seat in the front middle seat. Make sure that, wherever the child is sitting, there are no airbags, or the airbags have been deactivated.
    • If there are two children who require safety seats, position one behind the driver side and one behind the passenger side.
    • The safety seat should sit straight up against the back of the seat of the vehicle. In a crash, forces are distributed along the strongest parts of the body (shoulders, hips, and torso).
    • Use the car seat belt or a Universal Anchorage System (UAS) to secure the seat in the vehicle.
    • The seat should also be secured with a top tether strap. Newer vehicles already have a tether strap installed; if your vehicle does not have one, get one installed by a professional.
    • The safety seat is secure when it moves less than 2.5 cm (1 inch) in any direction.
    • At this stage, children can sit facing the front of the vehicle. Facing the rear of the vehicle is still the safest for children, and manufacturers are now making seats for toddlers and children that face the rear and are suitable for children who weigh 16 kg to 18 kg (35 lb to 40 lb).
    • Booster seats: When a child reaches six years of age or weighs more than 18 kg (40 lb), she/he can use a booster seat. Children at this age are too small to use only a seat belt for restraint, as the belt will ride too high on the child's belly and neck, which can result in serious injury in a crash.
  • Using a booster seat allows the seat belt to fit safely and correctly, and provides a more comfortable ride.
  • The booster seat can be secured using the vehicle's seat belt system.
  • It is recommended that a child use a booster seat until she/he is 9 years of age, reaches a weight of 36 kg (80 lb) and a height of 145 cm (4 ft 9 in).
  • Once a child has outgrown the booster seat, she/he will be able to use a seat belt only.

Pregnant Women

Pregnant women should buckle up at all times. The seat belt will not harm the baby if used properly. Pregnant women should following these guidelines:

  • Both the lap and shoulder belt should always be worn.
  • Position the lap belt under the belly and over the hips.
  • The lap belt should NEVER sit across the belly.
  • The shoulder belt should rest between the breasts, and off to the side of the woman's belly.
  • The shoulder belt should never be placed under one's arm.
  • If possible, adjust the shoulder belt height to fit correctly.
  • Make sure the seat belt fits snugly.
  • If a crash occurs, even one that may be considered minor, pregnant women should always see their physician, as there may be a risk of complications.

Not buckling up properly, or modifying or removing seat belts from vehicles can result in a $115 fine and lost demerit points.

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Customer 28, EDMONTON, AB
2011, MAZDA, MAZDA3 SPORT GS 5DR
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COSECO$1833
Western Direct$2176
Pembridge$2701
Allstate $2861
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SGI$1853
Alberta Motor Association$3082
Western Direct$3180
Allstate $3245
Intact Insurance$3341
Range of top quotes$1488
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Economical Insurance$2848
Intact Insurance$3702
Allstate $3818
Millennium Insurance $4151
Range of top quotes$2286
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2004, FORD, TAURUS SE 4DR
SGI$965
Allstate $1879
Western Direct$2099
Intact Insurance$2381
Alberta Motor Association$2502
Range of top quotes$1537
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2010, HONDA, CIVIC DX-G 4DR
SGI$1768
Western Direct$1792
COSECO$1873
Alberta Motor Association$2050
Millennium Insurance $3161
Range of top quotes$1393
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2010, SUBARU, FORESTER 2.5 X WAGON AWD
Alberta Motor Association$1794
SGI$2199
Western Direct$2224
Aviva$3155
Economical Insurance$3256
Range of top quotes$1462
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Intact Insurance$1495
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