The Facts About DWI

 

Q. What is BAC?
A. BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION (BAC) is
The % of alcohol in a person's bloodstream.

A Drink is a Drink
Each of the following contains the same amount of alcohol

  • 12-oz. can of beer at 5% alcohol
  • 5-oz. glass of wine at 12% alcohol
  • 1.5-oz. of 80-proof liquor at 40% alcohol
  • 12-oz. wine cooler at 5% alcohol

 

DRIVERS AT .08 BAC ARE FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY TO CAUSE A CRASH THAN .00 DRIVERS

NATIONALLY, THREE OUT OF TEN PEOPLE WILL BE IN AN ALCOHOL-RELATED CRASH DURING THEIR LIFETIMES.

 

The Solutions

1.) Never let a friend drive Drunk. Drive them home, call them a cab, or ask them to stay overnight, but don't let them get behind the wheel.

2.) Know when to stop drinking. For most, two drinks within an hour are the most you can safely drink without risking a DWAI or DWI arrest.
But remember, even two drinks can affect your judgment.

3.) Think ahead, choose a designated driver. You can have a great time without chancing a crash or arrest and everyone will feel better knowing they will get home safely.

4.) Always wear your safety belt. All drivers, front seat passengers, and children to the age of sixteen must wear safety belts while traveling on New York's roadways. Also, children from birth to the age of four must be seated in a federally approved safety seat.

It saves lives. It's the Law
Change the way you think.
Don't Drink and Drive.