We are just as surprised as you are. For some reason, pickup truck drivers get more DUIs than other drivers. In fact, drivers of the Ram 2500 have more than twice the DUIs compared to the national average.
Ram 2500 drivers have the most DUIs
We aren’t saying drivers of the Ram 2500 will get DUIs, and we aren’t calling the 2500 a bad truck. But based on the numbers, there seems to be a correlation between the Ram 2500 and drunk driving.
Also, we aren’t making this stuff up. Insurify conducted a study to determine the car models with the highest records of drivers that have had a DUI. They analyzed their database with over 2.7 million insurance applications to calculate this data.
When you apply for car insurance, you disclose information about your previous driving history. Those with one or more prior DUI citations on record for each car model is reported. This made it easy to indentation the 10 vehicle models with the most DUI citations.
Based on insurance applications, the Ram 2500 has the highest DUI rate compared to any other vehicle in the United States. According to the data, 1 in every 22 Ram 2500 drivers has at least 1 DUI on record. This is pretty steep compared to the national average of 1 out of every 56 drivers.
Are truck drivers more likely to drink and drive?
Another interesting takeaway from this data is that six vehicles are pickup trucks out of the 10 vehicles on this list. Along with the Ram 2500, the Chevy S-10, Dodge Dakota, Ford Ranger, Chevy Silverado, and GMC Sierra are in the top 10 models for the most DUIs.
While the Ford Ranger made the list, the Ford F-150 did not. However, it ranks in the top 50 vehicle models with the most DUIs with 40% more DUI citations than the national average. Also, the models with the least DUI citations include the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Toyota Sienna.
There isn’t really a correlation between those who buy trucks and those who are more likely to drink and drive. This information is also based on citations reported on previous truck models. Those who currently drive trucks may not have DUIs.
Thankfully, rates of DUIs in the United States have been declining, but the risk is still there. According to the NHTSA, drunk driving claims the lives of over 10,000 people per year. Nearly 30 percent of all motor vehicle deaths in the past two years were caused by alcohol impairment.
Rude drivers get more DUIs
Insurify also provided a study on which vehicle models have the rudest drivers. About 23.1 out of every 1,000 drivers has a driving citation that is categorized as rude. The BMW 4-Series, BMW 7-Series, and Audi A4 are each in the top 10 for the most DUI citations and rude citations.
There aren’t any truck models in the top 10 vehicle models for having rude drivers, so that’s a small victory. However, driving drunk could be considered to be rude.
The most common violations for rude drivers include failure to yield, failure to stop, improper backing, passing where prohibited, tailgating, street racing, or a hit-and-run.