New Jersey among the states with most lenient drunk driving laws
According to a report, New Jersey is among the states with the most lenient drunk driving and enforcement laws.
A report released by the WalleyHub, which is a personal finance website, showed that drunk driving has resulted in more than 1 million arrests, almost 10,000 individuals die and the economic damage that occurs every year is almost $40 billion. The report is released with the name of 2016’s Strictest & Most Lenient States on DUI.
The enforcement rules were analyzed by the WalletHub that are implemented in each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia on the 15 key metrics, which included fines and minimum prison sentences to ignition-interlock-device requirements that reduced repeat arrests of previously convicted DUI drivers.
The list below shows the rank of New Jersey in key metrics, lower numbers show it is better.
- In the criminal penalty list, new jersey is on the 45th rank
- The state is on 36th position in Prevention Rank
- 13th on Minimum Jail Time (1st offense)
- 22nd on Mie3nimum Jail Time (2nd offense)
- 6th on How Long Old DUI Factors into Penalties
- 21st on Administrative License Suspension
- 14th on Minimum Fine (1st offense)
- 13th on Minimum Fine (2nd offense)
- 11th on Average Insurance Rate Increase After DUI
Given below is the list of states according to their position:
- West Virginia
- New Hampshire
- South Carolina
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
- North Dakota
- District of Columbia
- South Dakota