The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
- By the time a driver reaches a BAC of .06, he/she is twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash as a non-drinking driver.
- By the time a driver reaches a BAC of .08, he/she is 11 times more likely to be killed in a single-vehicle crash than a non-drinking driver.
- Drivers under age 21 represent 10% of licensed drivers but are involved in 17% of alcohol- related fatal crashes.
Traffic Behaviors of Drivers Who Are Under the Influence
- Travel at erratic speeds (either too fast or too slow relative to other drivers on the road).
- Have trouble maintaining a steady speed.
- Strike curbs or other objects while making turns.
- Weave from side to side in their lane, or veer into adjacent lanes.
- Ignore or overshoot traffic signs.