Crash Risk Rises Even At An Acceptable Level Of Alcohol In The Blood – Part 1 of 3
Crash Risk Rises Even At An Acceptable Level Of Alcohol In The Blood. Drinking even a only glass of beer or wine can initiate blood-alcohol concentrations enough to increase the chances of being seriously injured or dying in a crash for those who choose to get behind the wheel, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego found that having a blood-alcohol concentration of just 0,01 percent – much move than the legal limit in the United States of 0,08 percent – increased the chances of being in a serious crash.
In the study, published online June 20 in the magazine Addiction, researchers analyzed national data on fatal car accidents in the United States between 1994 and 2008. No amount of alcohol seemed to be safe for driving, according to the study. Even with only detectable amounts of alcohol in a driver’s blood, there were 4,33 serious injuries for every non-serious injury versus 3,17 serious injuries for sober drivers, the investigators found.