How Alcohol Affects Driving Ability

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Year Published
2021
Author (Organization)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Resource Type
Other
Resource Format
HTML
Resource Language
English

It is illegal in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to drive with a Blood Alcohol Concentration level of .08 or higher, except in Utah where the limit is .05. This webpage provides information on deaths caused by drunk driving, how alcohol affects driving ability, risk factors associated with drinking and driving, how a person's alcohol level is measured, and 5 tips for responsible driving behavior. The basic message is “being a responsible driver is simple: if you are drinking, do not drive.”

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