How much do car insurance premiums go up after a DUI in Colorado?
According to a study by Forbes, Colorado residents can expect car insurance premiums to go up by an average of 45% after their first DUI in Colorado.
But some carriers will jack up your insurance premiums more than others. Every insurance carrier assesses the risk differently. Your age, credit history, safe driving record, occupation, and marital status also will affect your insurance premium. Some carriers will drop you outright after they learn of your first DUI conviction, forcing you to line up other car insurance.
Your premiums will almost certainly go up. And they’ll remain higher for at least three years, or as long as you have an SR22 filing on your insurance.
Some carriers will jack up rates super high, or not offer you a policy at all, because they just don’t want high or nonstandard risk drivers on their books.
It’s not personal. It’s just business. Everyone has a different risk tolerance.
But you can limit the financial damage by shopping around.
The best move is to shop every carrier in the state as soon as you have to file an SR22. Then shop around again if you plead guilty, are convicted at trial, or are acquitted of your DUI in Colorado and no longer have an SR22 requirement.
Other companies want your business and will compete aggressively for it.
We specialize in serving high-risk and nonstandard risk drivers. Drivers with imperfect records.
If you’ve made a mistake, if you have a Colorado SR22 insurance requirement, if you have one or two reckless driving, DUI, or other marks on your driving record (or even more!) our agency is built for customers like you.
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See you on the road!
Steve “Mr. Insurance” Ludwig
CEO, Select Insurance Group