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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.

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