Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs is a serious and dangerous offence. Not only does it put lives in danger, including your own, it will also affect your driving record and insurance premiums for years to come if you’re charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence).
A question people commonly ask is how much their car insurance price will increase because of a DUI. This is a bit of a loaded question as insurance prices are based on a number of factors, such as driving experience, insurance history, the year, make and model of your vehicle, where you live, etc. There is not one set “DUI insurance price” – each person’s price will be different based on these factors.
We’ve outlined the answers to a number of frequently asked questions about impaired driving laws in Nova Scotia and setting up insurance after getting a DUI below.