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Drunk Driving Facts From Tragic To Strange For Sarasota Drivers

Drunk driving should not still be occurring in Florida or anywhere in 2022. There are just too many ways for people to get from point A to point B that doesn’t involve driving under the influence. For instance, before going out bar hopping, you could always get one of your friends to be the designated driver for your group. Then, they’ll be sober and capable of relocating everyone from place to place without incident.

Additionally, you could catch a ride share, bus or taxi to get home after having a few margaritas at a restaurant. Or, if you must travel after consuming alcohol at home, why not call an Uber? The point is that driving under the influence is never okay. But we aren’t here to preach or tell you what to do. Instead, this article will focus on facts associated with drunk driving. Some will be a little strange, and others tragic.

The Highest BAC (Blood Alcohol Level) Ever Recorded

Let’s begin with an unusual fact. Did you know that someone has actually had a blood alcohol level of 1.480 percent? It’s true. According to World Atlas, this was the measurement of a Polish man’s BAC after a car crash that resulted in severe injuries. In the U.S., the legal blood alcohol level in all 50 states is 0.08. So, as you can see, this motorist was very inebriated.

Approximately Six Hours

You went out for a night on the town, and your blood alcohol level reaches 0.08 percent; now what? You should probably find a ride home is what you should do. But, of course, you could simply sit around and wait for the effects of the substance to wear off. That’s going to take a while, though. According to Fact Retriever, it takes around six hours for the body to completely eliminate alcohol from its system.

Too Many Beers

Have you ever wondered how many beers is too many beers to drive? Studies reveal that it may only take between one and three beers for a woman of average size to be too drunk to drive. Meanwhile, as for males weighing about 170 pounds, they shouldn’t be getting behind the wheel after three to four beers.

South Africa Has The Highest Rate Of Drunk Driving Deaths

At the rate in which Americans consume alcohol, most people probably assume that the country is responsible for the most drunk driving deaths in the world. However, that assumption is false. The number is high with alcohol being linked to 31 percent of all road deaths. But South Africa is actually the country with the highest drunk driving deaths rate. About six out of every ten fatalities on the streets there, or 58 percent, involve alcohol.

Over Half Of Accidents

Many things are responsible for teenage deaths when it comes to car crashes. For instance, teen drivers can become distracted by phones or passengers and get into accidents where someone dies. Then again, a young motorist could speed and lose control of a vehicle, costing them their life. However, today’s topic is alcohol, so let’s see what it holds in store for teen drivers. The research shows that alcohol is responsible for over half of all teenage crash deaths.

Some Final Words

Has someone in your family been injured or killed in an accident with a drunk driver? If so, you might have the grounds to seek compensation. Contact the law office of Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh to schedule a free consultation today. Then, an attorney will help you decide the best course of action to take.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Drunk Driving Facts From Tragic To Strange For Sarasota Drivers

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