What is the
legal limit for BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) in my
area? Every state in the US currently defines a BAC of 0.08% or higher as
criminal when operating a motor vehicle.
Statistics related to Alcohol-Impaired Driving
Alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents kill someone every 31 minutes and
injure someone every 2 minutes (NHTSA, 2004)
During 2003, over 17,000 people died in alcohol-related motor vehicle
accidents, representing 40% of all traffic-related deaths (NHTSA, 2004)
More than 2/3 of child passengers ages 14 and younger who died in
alcohol-related crashes during 1997-2002 were riding with the drinking driver
Driver Fatality Risk Compared to BAC
Even a BAC reading
of 0.05%, which is below the legal limit for DUI/DWI conviction, may indicate a
risk of up to 11 times greater than normal. The use of
breathalyzers can alert drivers that may otherwise think they've had a "safe"
amount. There is NO "safe" amount of drinking before
A professional quality breath alcohol tester will help you, your family and friends understand how alcohol affects each individual differently. It will give you the information needed to make safe decisions about driving and operating machinery.