My youngest son, who is a named driver on my car insurance policy here in Arizona, was charged with DUI. Is it possible to just take him off my policy and ask him to get his own car insurance without having an effect on my policy?
Deer Valley, AZ
The guiding principles and rating systems of car insurance companies vary so you have to check with your insurer in Arizona to determine if your son’s DUI will have an effect on your car insurance premiums. If he is still under your car insurance policy, it is possible that your car insurance premiums will increase because of his DUI charge since alcohol-related violations are generally taken seriously by car insurance companies.
As you understand, the driving history of any licensed driver on a car insurance policy or in a household could affect the car insurance rates and the insurer’s choice to insure the car. Some violations could be a reason for the car insurance company to refuse to insure you or to ask you to pay higher car insurance rates.
You must determine what you would have to do to take off or rule out your son from your car insurance policy by getting in touch with your car insurance agent. In the event that your son gets his own car insurance policy, you are most likely be asked to present a proof of his policy to your car insurance provider so that he can be taken off as a driver on your car insurance coverage. In case your car insurance premiums go up, then you have to begin shopping around for new car insurance policy.