Which Florida Cities Have the Most Fatal DUI Wrecks?

August 15, 2014

NerdWallet examined 150 of the largest cities in the United States to see which ones have the most fatal alcohol-related accidents per capita. Additionally, it looked into how car insurance rates are affected after receiving a DUI.

Of the 150 cities, Florida had nine make the list. In the ranking, the cities varied greatly on the rate of fatal alcohol-related crashes per capita. The fatal DUI crash statistics were gathered between 2010 and 2012.

Below are the cities in Florida that made the list; Moreover, data provided by NerdWallet shows the average increase in car insurance premiums after receiving a DUI for each city:

  • Rank: 16
    • City: Jacksonville
    • Number of alcohol-related fatal crashes: 108
    • Car insurance premium: $1,304.62
    • Car insurance premium after a DUI: $1,555.73
    • Percent increase in premiums: 19.25 percent
  • Rank: 19
    • City: St. Petersburg
    • Number of alcohol-related fatal crashes: 30
    • Car insurance premium: $1,473.31
    • Car insurance premium after a DUI: $1,758.88
    • Percent increase in premiums: 19.38 percent
    • Dollar increase in premiums: $285.57
  • Rank: 24
    • City: Tampa
    • Number of alcohol-related fatal crashes: 38
    • Car insurance premium: $1,719.60
    • Car insurance premium after a DUI: $2,081.33
    • Percent increase in premiums: 21.04 percent
    • Dollar increase in premiums: $361.73
  • Rank: 39
    • City: Fort Lauderdale
    • Number of alcohol-related fatal crashes: 15
    • Car insurance premium: $1,866.16
    • Car insurance premium after a DUI: $2,238.14
    • Percent increase in premiums: 19.93 percent
    • Dollar increase in premiums: $371.98
  • Rank: 72
    • City: Orlando
    • Number of alcohol-related fatal crashes: 15
    • Car insurance premium: $1,367.94
    • Car insurance premium after a DUI: $1,630.73
    • Percent increase in premiums: 19.21 percent
    • Dollar increase in premiums: $262.79
  • Rank: 104
    • City: Port St. Lucie
    • Number of alcohol-related fatal crashes: 7
    • Car insurance premium: $1,248.42
    • Car insurance premium after a DUI: $1,489.04
    • Percent increase in premiums: 19.27 percent
    • Dollar increase in premiums: $240.62
  • Rank: 105
    • City: Miami
    • Number of alcohol-related fatal crashes: 17
    • Car insurance premium: $2,058.71
    • Car insurance premium after a DUI: $2,486.93
    • Percent increase in premiums: 20.80 percent
    • Dollar increase in premiums: $428.22
  • Rank: 115
    • City: Tallahassee
    • Number of alcohol-related fatal crashes: 7
    • Car insurance premium: $1,101.33
    • Car insurance premium after a DUI: $1,301.21
    • Percent increase in premiums: 18.15 percent
    • Dollar increase in premiums: $199.98
  • Rank: 140
    • City: Hialeah
    • Number of alcohol-related fatal crashes: 3
    • Car insurance premium: $2,389.74
    • Car insurance premium after a DUI: $2,906.91
    • Percent increase in premiums: 21.64 percent
    • Dollar increase in premiums: $517.17

Did You Know? According to NerdWallet, drunk driving costs our economy $199 billion annually in the U.S.

Source: http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/insurance/2014/07/21/fatal-dui-crash-insurance/

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