Drinking and driving is dangerous! Some people think they know their own limits; however the reality is they do not. Sure you can touch your nose or walk in a straight line, but according to the law this is not really an indication of sobriety.
The failure to recognize alcohol impairment can be a symptom of intoxication. Many intoxicated people often swear they are “fine” after several drinks. In fact, according to the 2006 Annual Assessment of Motor Vehicle Crashes, more than half of all alcohol related deaths involved drivers with a BAC of more than twice the legal limit.
Monitoring blood alcohol levels is difficult because there are so many factors:
- A person’s weight and percentage of body fat
- What a person was drinking
- What and when a person last ate
- Whether they are male or female
Monitoring alcohol impairment can be much easier with a personal breathalyzer. There are many dangers of drinking and driving. It is important to be aware of your blood alcohol level when having some drinks if you are planning on driving.