Buick SKYLARK 1994 Owner Manual

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It’s the amount of alcohol that counts. For example. if the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces or 9t} ml of liquor each] within an hour. the person's BAC would be close to [1. I2 percent. A person who consumes food just before or during drinking will have a slightly lower BAC‘ level.

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The law in most US. states sets the legal limit at a BM? of t]. 10 percent. in Canada the limit is £1.08 percent. and

in some other countries it‘s lower than that. The BAE‘ will be over I). It] percent after three to six drinks [in one hourJ. Of course. as we‘ve seen. it depends on how much alcohol is in 1J1c- drinks, and how quickly the person drinks them.

But it‘s very important to keep in mind that the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of D. It} percent. Research shows that the driving skills of many people are impaired at a BAC approaching {1.05 percent. and that the effects are worse at night. All drivers are impaired at BAC levels above 0.05 percent. Statistics show that the chance of being in an accident increases sharply for drivers who have a BAC of 0.05 percent or above. A driver with a BAC‘ level of 1106 percent {three hech in one hour for a Hill—pound or iii! kg person] has doubled his or her chance of having an accident, At a BAC level of D. it] percent. the chance of that driver having an accident is Slit times greater; at a level of I115 percent. the chances are twenty if: we times greater! And, the body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up,

“I'll be careful" isn't the right answer. What ifthere‘s an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? A person with a higher BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid the collision.


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