How does DUI affect my insurance?
Q: I was recently cited for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), but prior to this, I?ve had a clean record since I started driving. How will this affect my good driver discount from my insurance company? Will I have to wait the entire 10 years to get one again?
A: It is likely that you will not be able to receive a good driver discount until the 10 years have passed, even though you?ve had a good record previously. It will be up to your insurance company to correctly apply the Insurance Code and make decisions regarding your policy based on the specifics of your driving record. Check with your insurance company representative if you need more details about its good driver discount. For more questions and answers about the DUI Reportability Requirement go to http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/dui/reportability.htm.