Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

What are facts about drunk driving?

User Avatar
Wiki User
May 27, 2009 3:23AM

Skills necessary to driving are impacted by drinking alcohol. The alcohol we drink literally enters our bloodstream in a measurable amount. We measure the amount as a mass per volume percentage. This is the reading of .xx for a blood alcohol content measurement known as a BAC level. Countless studies have linked various BAC levels with their associated impact on driving skills. Both North and South American continents and most of Europe are all in agreement that a BAC of .08 is sufficiently detrimental to driving skills to deem driving with a .08 illegal. Around 900,000 people are arrested for DUI each year in America. About 1/3 of those are repeat offenders. About 13,000 people die each year in DUI-related accidents. For lots of other facts about drunk driving and how to avoid it, please visit http://www.drinkinganddriving.org