In legal terms, a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or more is considered the qualifier for being charged with drunk driving, but many other physiological factors come into play regarding the effects of alcohol in the bloodstream. A study conducted at the University of California San Diego reported that driving with much smaller levels of alcohol in the blood could not only increase the risk of vehicular accidents, but also affect their severity. The study revealed that people who are driving with a blood alcohol level as little as 0.01% in their system face a higher risk of being involved in accidents resulting in injuries much more severe than those reported in accidents where alcohol is not a factor at all. This leads researchers to conclude that there is no level of alcohol that can truly be considered safe for driving.
It’s real simple, you’ve heard it enough, and yet it can’t be overstated – if you drink, don’t drive. You will be keeping not only yourself safe, but also everyone else around you. Unfortunately, not everyone practices good common sense before getting behind the wheel. If you have suffered injuries in a vehicular accident in South Florida due to someone else’s possible abuse of alcohol, contact the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert. We have over three decades of experience in all types of vehicular accidents, and we will evaluate your options free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure your legal rights. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.