Crash Risk Rises Even At An Acceptable Level Of Alcohol In The Blood – Part 2 of 3
And “Accidents are 36,6 percent more ruthless even when alcohol was barely detectable in a driver’s blood,” study author David Phillips, a sociologist at the University of California, San Diego, said in a university info release. The researchers suggested that there are three factors that might explain their findings.
Comparing sober drivers to those driving with a so-called “buzz buzzed drivers are more likely to speed, more probably to be improperly seat-belted and more likely to drive the striking vehicle, all of which are associated with greater severity” in an accident. The investigators also found a relationship between the amount of alcohol a driver consumed and those three factors.