Insurance For High Risk Drivers With DUIs

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If you’ve been charged with a DUI or convicted of a DUI, you’re likely experiencing the consequences, including rising insurances costs or loss of car insurance coverage altogether. Let us lend a hand and help you get back onto the road safely and affordably.

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A DUI conviction can make it more difficult to get car insurance and increase premiums 30 to 370 percent depending on the state and the insurer, according to a 2020 study conducted by WalletHub. This is because drunk driving is a high risk driving behavior. At SafeAuto, we specialize in helping high risk drivers get the coverage they need to stay legal for less.

If you need help getting back on the road after a DUI license suspension, call SafeAuto for flexible car insurance, low down payments, and fast, fair SR-22 coverage.

What is a DUI?

A DUI offense usually means that an individual was operating a motorized vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Driving under the influence (or driving while intoxicated) has dire consequences, no matter the terminology used to describe it.

In most cases, the term DUI refers to intoxication from alcohol and/or other substances, however, specific laws and penalties may vary by state and by blood alcohol content (BAC), so it is vital to contact a lawyer in order to understand the DUI laws in your state and the severity of a DUI offense and its legal ramifications.

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Why does a DUI affect insurance rates?

Because a DUI is a strong indicator of risk in a driver, you may have noticed your rates go up or, in some cases, your auto insurance company may even end your coverage.

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How long will a DUI stay on your driving record?

DUIS and your driving record are complicated and can vary by state. Your DUI driving offense may stay on your record for 5 years to life.

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Are you covered if you are driving while intoxicated?

A DUI does not invalidate a car insurance policy. You are covered up to the terms and conditions defined by you and your insurer. If you have questions regarding your coverage, contact your insurance carrier for assistance.

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Customer Support for DUIs

If you are a current SafeAuto policy holder and have questions about your policy, call into our Customer Service team for help.

Call 1-800-723-3288

Consequences Of Drunk Driving

There are many consequences to driving while intoxicated, beyond being marked as a high risk driver. You may face fines, injuries to yourself and others, Loss of wages, jail time, DUI/DWI class requirements, loss of wages, and even more unintended repercussions if you get behind the wheel while you are impaired.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, please seek help from a qualified professional and/or organization such as SAMHSA.

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Every 50 minutes, one person is killed in a drunk-driving related accident.

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More than 10,000 lives a year are lost in crashes where alcohol intoxication was involved.

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Your first DUI offense may cost upwards of $10,000 in fines, legal fees, and other related expenses.

Statistics from the NHTSA. For the latest on drunk driving and its risks, visit the NHTSA website.

Affordable SR22 Car Insurance You Can Count On

If you’ve found yourself needing affordable SR-22 coverage for the first time, we’re here to help you. Our specialists are available any time to walk you through SR-22 requirements, listen, answer your questions in order to get you back on the road in record time.

SafeAuto is here to help you enjoy the road ahead.

Flexible plans and affordable state minimum coverage? We’ve got you covered. Have a question for us at SafeAuto? Need to start your policy? Just want to talk? Call us at 1-800-SAFEAUTO to speak to a real person, not a robot, any time or email us at For common questions, please consult our FAQ page.