According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the number of DUIs has decreased more than 3,000 from the 2012 total at a number of 29,000.
Arizona’s number regarding DUIs have actually increased from 2004 to 2011. In 2004, there were 5,300 to more than 10,000 in 2007 to almost 20,000 in 2010 and more than 31,000 in 2011.
While the number of DUIs is still very much a problem, it is encouraging to see a decrease in 2013.
In the insurance industry, these types of claims weigh heavily on the premium prices for everyone. Auto insurance is on the rise as many of the insurance companies have taken large hits with claims. The more we can do to stop negative driving experiences, the more our rates will begin to reflect that.