Connect with us


Government Recomends Reduction in Drunk Level to 0.05

Blood Alcohol
For years the standard for driving a motor vehicle under the intoxication of alcohol has been having a blood alcohol content lower than 0.08%, which the government has established as the legal precedence for deciding whether a person is legally too drunk to drive.  Despite this marginally low number there continues to be thousands of vehicle accidents each year contributed to drunk driving.  The government wants to cut down on these accidents, and they are doing so by recommending guidelines that would lower the blood alcohol level to legally operate a motor vehicle from 0.08% to 0.05%.

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Information

Police and medical professionals have used the BAC measurement for many years in determining how intoxicated somebody is, and if they’re too intoxicated to get behind the wheel of a vehicle.  Blood alcohol content is the measurement of the amount of alcohol in a person’s blood stream.  As alcohol is taken orally it is absorbed into the blood stream from both the stomach and small intestines.  The alcohol then collects in the bloodstream, traveling to the brain where it causes effects.
Common effects of low doses of alcohol include decreased inhibitions, difficulty concentrating, more talkativeness and minor balance issues.  Higher doses of alcohol that cause blood alcohol levels of greater than 0.08 can lead to more serious effects which greatly affect a person’s ability to control a vehicle including loss of balance, slurred speech, difficulty seeing straight and possible “passing out.”  BAC is typically measured through use of a Breathalyzer, as 10% of alcohol is eliminated through breathing in the lungs.  More accurate results can be determine by using blood tests.
Having a BAC of 0.1 would indicate that 0.1% of the blood in your system is actually comprised of alcohol.  Higher alcohol concentrations in the blood stream lead to more pronounced effects.  Having blood alcohol levels in excess of 0.4 can lead to many problems including depressed breathing, lower heart rate, possibility of falling into a coma, and even death due to respiratory failure.

Reasons for Lowing Limit

There are many immigration questions surrounding the lowering of the blood alcohol limit for driving from 0.08 to 0.05.  The government and immigration lawyers in Seattle have established numerous reasons as to why they want to lower the limit.  The primary reason for lowing the limit is to crack down on drunk driving and to reduce the amount of accidents that occur as a result of people driving under the influence of alcohol.  It would allow police to arrest anybody driving with a BAC of over 0.05, which would allow more people that may be considered “borderline drunk” or “buzzed” to be arrested instead of being let go.
The other reason for lowering the limit is to reduce the financial strain related to drunk driving crashes.  Accidents, injuries and deaths caused by drunk drivers cost billions of dollars each year in terms of medical care and personal injury lawsuits.  The proposed reduction in the limit would eliminate some of these costs.

Continue Reading

Recent Posts

Home Improvement3 months ago

How To Add More Value To Your Home

If you have some spare cash in the bank, it is likely you would like to spend it on your...

Lifestyle3 months ago

What is a Deep Plane Facelift

Cosmetic surgery is a choice that needs a lot of research and when it comes to thinking about a facelift...

Entrepreneur3 months ago

Unveiling the Demand for Digital Marketing Courses: A Comprehensive Analysis

In recent years, the realm of marketing has undergone a seismic shift propelled by the digital revolution. As businesses increasingly...

Home Improvement3 months ago

What Does an Effective Wardrobe Spring Clean Entail?

Spring is upon us which means one thing and one thing only. It is time for the annual purge of...

Business4 months ago

Your Basic Guide To Creating A Unique Investment Blog

Starting your own blog is great and once you get the ball rolling, it can be a good passive income...

Business4 months ago

3 Low-Risk Ways To Get Your New Business Started

Once you’ve got an initial business idea and believe that it will be a success, there are some basic things...

Lifestyle5 months ago

Conquering the Co-free Zone: Tips for Thriving as a Remote Worker

Adjusting to an office environment can come with its downfalls in the sense that it might be a shock to...

General6 months ago

3 Ways To Take Control Of Your Finances Starting Now

If your finances have taken over and are bringing stress to your life, we understand just how overwhelming it can...

Travel8 months ago

Best Places To Visit In The North Of England

If you live in England, you will know there are many different places to visit for the weekend. There are...

General8 months ago

Green Home Improvement Ideas

In a world where environmental concerns are growing, the concept of “green” has gone beyond a trendy catchphrase and is...

Lifestyle8 months ago

How to Host an Unforgettable House-Warming!

The time has finally come. You have moved into your dream pad, and are officially adulting in your very own...

Autos8 months ago

A Guide to Parking Lot Striping

The journey to a well-striped parking lot begins with the right paint. In this brief guide, we’ll unravel the mystery...

Business11 months ago

Business Tips For Protecting Your Finances During A Recession

In 2023, taking the necessary steps to protect your finances for your business is now more important than ever. The...

Lifestyle11 months ago

Tips For Cleaning Your Trainers

If you’re into your trainers and streetwear, you’re likely to be very conscious of keeping them looking their best! So,...

Marketing12 months ago

Branding Trends For Start-Ups in 2023

Branding is incredibly important as it impacts how your business reaches and connects with its target market. If you’re branding...