Why did my auto insurance double in Oklahoma after moving from Virginia?

I drive a 2016 Nissan Sentra. I just moved from Virginia to Oklahoma, and my car insurance nearly doubled. Currently, I have full coverage with a $500 deductible. What gives?

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“Even if you’re a great driver, it’s not always you that’s the problem. Over 13% of drivers in Oklahoma are uninsured compared to just 10% in Virginia.
Though three percent may not seem like a a big difference, from the insurer’s risk perspective, it’s problematic. This is most likely the reason why your insurance rates have nearly doubled: risk.
Your new zip code could also be worrying to your insurance company. Maybe your new neighborhood has higher rates of crime, accidents, or natural disasters.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Apr 28, 2021
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