Yes, AAA will insure you with a DUI. In addition to insuring people who have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), AAA will file an SR-22 or FR-44 form with the driver’s state after a DUI conviction, if necessary. AAA policies with an SR-22 might be underwritten by a partner company, but the policy will be sold and serviced by AAA.
AAA insurance after a DUI conviction will cost approximately 243% more than a AAA policy costs for drivers with a clean driving record. After the DUI conviction stops showing up on your driving record, usually within 3 to 5 years, AAA will decrease your rates.
What to Do If AAA Denies You Coverage
Even though AAA insures drivers with a DUI, you may get turned down if you have more than one DUI or a DUI plus other significant risk factors. In this case, your state government will help. Each state has a program that allows drivers who cannot find car insurance coverage elsewhere to get a policy. These insurance programs are typically more expensive and only offer the state’s minimum required coverage, so you should shop around before resorting to getting your insurance through the state.
AAA is so cheap because the company offers a wide variety of discounts that almost anyone can get. A minimum coverage policy from AAA costs an average of $66 per month, and AAA premiums can be made even cheaper by taking advantage of discounts such as paid-in-full discount and safety inspection discount. Plus, AAA rewards customer loyalty with discounts for insuring more than one car and bundling multiple policies, such as home and auto.… read full answer
Note: Premiums are representative of a 45-year-old good driver in CA; individual premiums will vary.
AAA is especially cheap for safe drivers in particular. That’s because AAA has special savings opportunities for drivers in this category, such as discounts for driving responsibly while using the AAADrive telematics program.
Your final premium is based on a variety of factors, though, such as your driving record, insurance history, and more. Every insurance company determines their rates differently, so even though AAA is among the cheapest car insurance companies, the only way to confirm you’ve found the lowest price is to compare quotes from multiple companies.
A DUI affects insurance rates for 3-10 years, depending on the driver’s state and insurance company. Most insurance companies look back 3-5 years for infractions on a driving record, but some look back as far as seven years. And even if a DUI doesn’t cause a driver’s rates to skyrocket long-term, it can have a lingering effect on costs. For example, insurance companies in California legally can’t offer you a good driver discount for 10 years after a DUI conviction.… read full answer
During the period in which it directly affects premiums, a DUI conviction causes insurance rates to rise by about 80% on average, although each insurer and state is different. If you practice good habits in the years following a DUI, however, you’ll eventually see your rates fall back down.
Since every insurance company has its own lookback period for driving records, you’ll need to check with your insurer to know exactly how long your rates will be affected by a DUI. But keep in mind that even after your costs go down, a DUI will likely appear on your driving record for much longer, depending on your state. While some states like Maryland and Hawaii only require it to remain for five years, others such as Texas and Oregon keep it on your record for life.
You need an SR-22 for 1-5 years after a DUI, though most states require you to have it for three years. You must be continuously insured during this timeframe, since any lapse in coverage will cause the SR-22 clock to reset.
Once you’ve maintained your SR-22 insurance for the required period of time after a DUI, you can contact your insurance company and ask them to … read full answercancel the SR-22 filing. However, keep in mind that your insurance company will have to contact the state DMV to remove the form. If you attempt to cancel the SR-22 early, you will face repercussions including hefty fines and a driver’s license suspension.
Since a DUI conviction and an SR-22 classify you as a high-risk driver, you should expect your insurance rates to go up by about 80%, though the exact amount will depend on your state. The good news is that insurance companies only look back 3-5 years on your driving record when calculating your premium, so your rates will eventually go back down.
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