QuoteWizard Study Finds Greensboro, N.C., Boston and Columbus, Ohio Are the Drunkest Driving Cities in America

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SEATTLE, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces, today released its analysis of the cities with the highest rate of drivers with a DUI in America.

Drunk driving penalties are extremely costly in legal fees and can drive car insurance costs up exponentially. QuoteWizard conducted a study on the costs of driving under the influence (DUI) and found on average an $830 a year increase on car insurance. Rates will increase for at least three years, so drivers can expect to pay a minimum of $2,500 more on car insurance.

QuoteWizard analyzed over a million data points on drunk driving infractions from 2017 to see which cities had the highest rate of drivers with a DUI. Cities ranked 'drunkest driving' have the highest rate of DUIs per driver.

To view the full report, visit https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/drunkest-driving-cities-in-america.


Below are the top 25 cities with the highest rate of drivers with a DUI:

Ranking

City

1

Greensboro, N.C.

2

Boston

3

Columbus, Ohio

4

Columbia, S.C.

5

Boise, Idaho

6

Denver

7

San Diego

8

Richmond, Va.

9

Charlotte, N.C.

10

Virginia Beach, Va.

11

Dayton, Ohio

12

Portland, Ore.

13

Minneapolis

14

Sacramento, Calif.

15

Salt Lake City  

16

San Francisco

17

Seattle

18

Lexington, Ky.

19

Omaha, Neb.

20

Memphis, Tenn.

21

Riverside, Calif.

22

Bakersfield, Calif.

23

Philadelphia

24

Los Angeles

25

Fresno, Calif.

About LendingTree
LendingTree (NASDAQ: TREE) is the nation's leading online marketplace that connects consumers with the choices they need to be confident in their financial decisions. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services the same way they would shop for airline tickets or hotel stays, comparing multiple offers from a nationwide network of over 500 partners in one simple search, and can choose the option that best fits their financial needs. Services include mortgage loans, mortgage refinances, auto loans, personal loans, business loans, student refinances, credit cards and more. Through the My LendingTree platform, consumers receive free credit scores, credit monitoring, and recommendations to improve credit health. My LendingTree proactively compares consumers' credit accounts against offers on our network and notifies consumers when there is an opportunity to save money. In short, LendingTree's purpose is to help simplify financial decisions for life's meaningful moments through choice, education and support. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc. For more information, go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, like our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree.

About QuoteWizard
QuoteWizard (quotewizard.com) is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, health, and life insurance. Agents and carriers, in turn, benefit from millions of highly qualified leads, calls, and traffic to their site. Based in Seattle, QuoteWizard was founded in 2006.

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