Everyone knows that driving while intoxicated is extremely dangerous and against the law, but what many may not realize is that it’s very expensive as well. According to the article “Driving Under the Influence is Expensive As Well As Dangerous” by the Kalamazoo Gazette Staff found on mlive.com, drinking and driving violations are the most expensive of all traffic violations.
According to insurance.com, DUIs can shoot auto insurance rates up by as much as 38%. Their RateWatch Data shows that the lowest rate quoted to someone with a DUI was $2148 in 2009 across the country. That is about $435 more than a driver who does not have a DUI.
Not only are you putting your life at risk as well as other people on the road if you drive drunk, but you will most likely have your license suspended if you are caught and you will have to file a SR22 Insurance form, which is a certificate submitted to the Secretary of State proving that you have liability insurance.