"Everyone knows about it, and it's the fear that you will lose your license and it will be taken away immediately," Lund said.
California, the state in which Lohan holds her license, was among the states receiving the highest quality rating for their DUI laws from the IIHS -- a merit garnered by only 18 other states.
However, the fact that Lohan's license had already been suspended following a previous DUI car accident brings up another interesting facet of the problem -- offenders that continue to drive even after their licenses have been suspended.
"We're always looking for something that completely solves the problem," said Wagenaar. "That's essentially never achievable.
"Some people with suspended licenses continue to drive, and thus continue to create these risks."