Just What Are The Blood Alcohol Standards?
Across America, the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (better known as BAC) is .08 or higher. So, if your blood alcohol level is at or above the .08 level, you are breaking the law. However, we all know that alcohol affects people differently.
- BAC of .01 to .03 – Impairment is subtle but you do still get affected. That little bit of impairment may have been the thing that the person that hit you needed to keep from hurting your family.
- With a BAC of .03 to .06 – The person that was drinking starts to “feel” the alcohol. Again, while a person may have a BAC of .06 and is under the legal definition of impaired, that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t the reason they injured you.
- With a BAC of .06-.10 – The person is drunk. There are obvious physical effects and impairments. Whether it is the drunk driver’s perception, distance viewing, reasoning skills, or even their ability to handle normal road glare, they shouldn’t be driving. No way, no how.
If this person gets behind the wheel of a car, they turn that car into a weapon plain and simple. If you have been injured by a person using a deadly weapon, you would do everything in your power to get the help you deserve. Why should a drunk driver be any different?