A blood alcohol content (BAC) as low as 0.01% raises the risk of causing a fatal car crash, says a new study from UC San Diego. According to researchers, a BAC of exactly 0.01% increases the risk of being the sole reason for a fatal accident compared with a sober driver also involved in the crash.
As BAC rises, the level of blame for causing a fatal crash rises too. Researches concluded that “even minimally ‘buzzed’ drivers pose increased risk to themselves and to others.” The National Transportation Safety Board has previously issued please to states to lower the legal drinking and driving limit to 0.05%.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker actively discourages everyone from drinking and driving. We see the damage drunk driving can do on a daily basis. Please, never drink and drive. As the UC San Diego study concludes, no amount of alcohol consumption allows safe driving. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact us today for a free consultation. We can help.
See the UC San Diego press release on the study.