For 16-Year-Olds Convicted of DUI, Car Insurance Premiums Spike Nearly $4,000, or 48%

Insurance rates are already much higher than average for 16-year-olds with clean driving records. One DUI adds $3,968 a year, on average, to the cost of insuring a 16-year-old driver — raising rates to $12,175 on average across the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The penalties given by insurers to 16-year-olds with one DUI are 44% greater than those imposed on 20-year-olds.

Although 16-year-olds face the highest gross increase to the cost of car insurance after a DUI, the increase to their cost of coverage after being convicted of a DUI is proportionally lower than that of other underage drivers. Car insurance rates for 18-year-olds go up by 50% on average after a DUI, while insurers charge 20-year-olds 58% more on average after one conviction.

Sixteen-year-olds pay 191% more for car insurance than a typical 30-year-old does after a DUI. However, older drivers are even more adversely affected by higher car insurance rates after a DUI, as their new charges represent a greater share of their previous premium. The cost of coverage for 30-year-olds increases by an average of 76% after a conviction.

Thirty-year-olds face higher proportional surcharges after a DUI than underage drivers do collectively. Premiums after a conviction increase by an average of 51% for drivers ages 16, 18 and 20. While the total increase amounts to an average difference in premiums of $5,665 for underage drivers compared to 30-year-old drivers, the surcharge that underage violators face is only $1,519 more a year than that of their older counterparts.

16 $8,207 $12,175 $3,968 48%
18 $6,595 $9,863 $3,268 50%
20 $4,739 $7,487 $2,748 58%
Underage $6,514 $9,842 $3,328 51%
30 $2,368 $4,177 $1,809 76%

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