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