DUI Economic Costs

Getting a DUI in Nevada has many costs associated with it, for many parties involved.  There is of course the cost that you will receive from fines, fees, courses and certifications. There is also the cost of a Nevada DUI that applies to the other party that might have been involved in the accident that may have caused by you the drunk driver.  All that said, there is also the cost involved to many other expenses and parties that you never even thought would be affected.  See the details of all the costs involved in receiving a DUI in Nevada.

The state of Nevada by mandatory statute will require that you fulfil many personal obligations in order to prove that you are making an effort to attain the knowledge of your actions and your drinking and driving. You will be required to take Nevada DUI School with an approved and licensed provider. This is a 702 DUI School Course that meets the Nevada requirements for Nevada Level 1 (First Offense) 8 Hour DUI education program. Log in and out at your own pace during the course and take from any device that has internet access. This is just one of the costs that will be involved in your First Offense Nevada DUI.  There are many more cost involved on a per case basis, but also statistically the costs that are detailed below.

The estimated economic cost of all motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States in 2010 (the most recent year for which cost data is available) was $242 billion, of which $44 billion resulted from alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. Included in the economic costs are:

  1. Lost productivity
  2. Workplace losses
  3. Legal and court expenses
  4. Medical costs
  5. Emergency medical services (EMS)
  6. Insurance administration
  7. Congestion
  8. Property damage
  9. Nevada DUI School
  10. Nevada Victim Impact Panel

These costs represent the tangible losses that result from motor vehicle traffic crashes. However, in cases of serious injury or death, such costs fail to capture the relatively intangible value of lost quality-of-life that results from these injuries. When quality-of-life valuations are considered, the total value of societal harm from motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States in 2010 was an estimated $836 billion, of which $201.1 billion resulted from alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. For further information on cost estimates, see The Economic and Societal Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2010 (Revised).1

Nevada DUI Intervention

Multi-component interventions

Multi-component interventions combine several programs or policies to prevent drunk driving. The key to these comprehensive efforts is community mobilization by involving coalitions or task forces in design and implementation.

Mass media campaigns

Mass media campaigns spread messages about the physical dangers and legal consequences of drunk driving. They persuade people not to drink and drive and encourage them to keep other drivers from doing so. Campaigns are most effective when supporting other impaired driving prevention strategies.

Administrative license revocation or suspension laws

Administrative license revocation or suspension laws allow police to take away the license of a driver who tests at or above the legal BAC limit or who refuses testing. States decide how long to suspend the license; a minimum of 90 days is effective.

Alcohol screening and brief interventions

Alcohol screening and brief interventions take advantage of “teachable moments” to identify people at risk for alcohol problems and get them treatment as needed. This combined strategy, which can be delivered in health care, university, and other settings, helps change behavior and reduces alcohol-impaired crashes and injuries.

School-based instructional programs

School-based instructional programs are effective at teaching teens not to ride with drunk drivers. More evidence is needed to see if these programs can also reduce drunk driving and related crashes.

Nevada Court Approved Online DUI Course 8 hour

A successful tool for Nevada DUI intervention is the court mandated 702 DUI School Course.  This 8 Hour Nevada Court Approved Online DUI Course is offered online.  You can log in and out of the system at your own pace, in order to take the 8 hours at your convenience.

702 DUI School is the Nevada Leading provider for Nevada DUI School.


Drunk Driving Laws

Drunk driving laws in Nevada as well as the U.S. make it illegal nationwide to drive with a BAC at or above 0.08%. People under 21, “zero tolerance” laws make it illegal to drive with any measurable amount of alcohol in their system at all. Nevada and National laws, along with laws that maintain the minimum legal drinking age at 21, are in place in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and have a clear effect on highway safety, saving tens of thousands of lives since their implementation. These statistics are proven and from the U.S. CDC.

Sobriety checkpoints

Certain states utilize sobriety checkpoints to allow police to briefly stop vehicles at specific, highly visible locations to see if the driver is impaired. Police may stop all or a certain portion of drivers. Breath tests may be given if police have a reason to suspect the driver is intoxicated. Check with your state to see if sobriety checkpoints are utilized.

Ignition interlocks

Another means of Nevada DUI control is the use of ignition interlocks installed in cars to measure alcohol on the driver’s breath. These interlocks keep the car from starting if the driver has a BAC above a certain level, usually 0.02%. They’re used for people convicted of drunk driving and are highly effective at preventing repeat offenses while installed. Mandating interlocks for all offenders, including first-time offenders, will have the greatest impact.

DUI Education

This is perhaps the debatable best means of intervention for stopping a repeat DUI offender. After the First Nevada DUI Offense, you will be required by the court to take a track of DUI Education programs.  The 8 Hour Online Nevada Approved DUI Course, and the Victim Impact Panel are the mandatory court ordered courses for all Nevada DUI First Offenders. The 8 hour course is provided online and you can take the course at your own pace.  This allows you to log in and out at times that are convenient to your learning schedule. Take an the 8 Hour Nevada Approved Online DUI Course at this approved provider: 702 DUI School.



DUI Risk Factors

The U.S. CDC Reports that the following risk issues are directly related to DUI’s. Nevada requires educating you on the DUI Risks below. The information below is included in your court certified Las Vegas Online DUI School.  This online course will get you all the requirements you need for your court ordered First Offense Nevada DUI.

DUI Risks

  • At all levels of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the risk of being involved in a crash is greater for young people than for older people.8
  • Among drivers with BAC levels of 0.08% or higher involved in fatal crashes in 2014, three out of every 10 were between 21 and 24 years of age (30%). The next two largest groups were ages 25 to 34 (29%) and 35 to 44 (24%).1


  • Among motorcyclists killed in fatal crashes in 2014, 29% had BACs of 0.08% or greater.1
  • Motorcyclists ages 40-49 have the highest percentage of deaths with BACs of 0.08% or greater (40% in 2013).9

Drivers with prior driving while impaired (DWI) convictions:

  • Drivers with a BAC of 0.08% or higher involved in fatal crashes were seven times more likely to have a prior conviction for DWI than were drivers with no alcohol in their system. (7% and 1%, respectively).