There’s no way to tell if a motorist is driving under the influence of alcohol based on the type of vehicle they drive. However, a new study offers some insight into the types of cars owned by drivers with DUIs on their records.
The study from Insurify looked through a database of 1.6 million car insurance applications. When drivers apply for car insurance, they are asked about their prior DUI history and what cars they have driven. These data points allowed researchers to look at what percentage of drivers for a particular car model have been cited for DUIs.
The Top 10 Cars Most Commonly Owned by Drivers with DUIs
According to the Insurify study, the ten car models with the highest percentage of owners with reported DUIs are:
10: Ford Contour — 2.92 percent of drivers have recorded DUIs
9: Dodge Dakota — 2.94 percent of drivers have recorded DUIs
8: GMC Sierra — 3.01 percent of drivers have recorded DUIs
7: Chevrolet Silverado — 3.02 percent of drivers have recorded DUIs
6: Toyota Tacoma — 3.08 percent of drivers have recorded DUIs
5: GMC Sonoma — 3.09 percent of drivers have recorded DUIs
4: Audi A4 — 3.28 percent of drivers have recorded DUIs
3: Chevrolet S Truck — 3.47 percent of drivers have recorded DUIs
2: Dodge Dakota — 4.1 percent of drivers have recorded DUIs
1: Dodge RAM 2500 — 4.95 drivers of drivers have recorded DUIs
So, what does this information tell us? The overall percentage of car owners with a DUI is about 1.78 percent, according to Insurify, which means all of the models listed above had significantly more drivers with DUIs. In the case of Dodge RAM 2500 drivers, they had nearly three times as many drivers with DUIs than average.
Additionally, seven of the ten models listed are pickup trucks, suggesting these are some of the most dangerous vehicles for DUIs. There are three different auto manufacturers with at least two truck models on the list.
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