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Are certain car models associated with more DWI arrests?

On Behalf of | Jun 2, 2023 | DWI |

When it comes to driving under the influence, various factors contribute to the likelihood of such incidents. One aspect that has garnered attention is the potential association between specific car models and DWI occurrences.

It is important to note that DWI incidents are primarily influenced by individual behavior and choices rather than the car itself. However, some car models tend to have a higher proportion of DWIs.

Correlation and risk factors

Studies have found that certain car models may have a higher prevalence of DWI incidents compared to others. For example, the RAM 2500 has the highest rate of DWI, with as many as 45 people per 1,000 driving this model receiving a DWI citation. The second model with the highest rate of DWI on the road is the Chevrolet S-10. 35 out of every 1,000 drivers of this model have received a DWI. Interestingly, six of the top ten car models that receive DWI citations are pickup trucks.

However, it is essential to understand that this correlation does not imply causation. Other factors, such as demographics, socio-economic status and personal behavior, may contribute to the observed differences.

Potential explanations

There are a few potential explanations for the observed correlations between car models and DWI incidents. One possibility is that certain car models may be more popular among younger or risk-taking drivers who may have a higher likelihood of engaging in impaired driving behaviors. Additionally, factors such as affordability, accessibility and performance characteristics of specific car models may attract individuals more prone to DWI incidents.

By addressing the underlying factors contributing to DWI incidents, people can work towards creating safer roads for everyone.