What to Do After a DUI

Have you recently been convicted of a DUI? You may need to obtain high risk auto insurance before you can drive again.

It might also be a good time to evaluate your relationship with alcohol.

There are things you can do to help ensure your drinking never endangers you or anyone else again.

  • It might be a good idea to keep track of your drinking habits for a couple of weeks, and evaluate how often you have too much to drink to safely drive. It might be best to leave your car at home when you know you will be drinking any alcohol at all.
  • If you are going out to dinner, or seeing friends at a club, plan how you will get home beforehand. Appoint a designated driver, or organize to share a cab with friends. Have enough money with you to take a cab by yourself if necessary.
  • Individuals who have particular trouble staying away from alcohol may want to consider voluntarily installing an ignition-lock system. This could help ensure you are unable to get behind the wheel intoxicated again.

High risk auto insurance is more expensive than the average policy, and it may be just one more consequenceof a DUI. By taking steps to curb your ability to get behind the wheel after too much alcohol, you may prevent such a situation.

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