Buick ROADMASTER 1995 Owner Manual

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Drunken Driving

Death and injury associated with drinio'ng and driving is a national tragedy. It’s the number one contributor to the highway death toll. claiming mousands of victims every year.

Alcohol afi’ects four things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle:

I Judgment

I MuscularCoordination I Vision

I Attentiveness

Police records show that almost half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. lJI most cases. these deaths are the result of someone who was drinking and driving. to recent years. some 13nd!) annual motor vehicle—related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol. with more than moon people injured.

Many adults -— by some estimates, nearly half the. adult population -— choose never to drink alcohol1 so they never drive after drinking. For persons under 11, it's against the law in every [1.5. state to drink alcohol.


There are good medical. psychological and developmental reasons for these laws.

The obvious 1way to solve this highway safely problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what it‘ people do:. How much is "too much” if the driver plans to drive? It's a lot less than many mighl think. Although. it depends on each person and situation. here is some general information on the problem.

The Blood Alcohol Concentration {SAC} ofsorncone

who is drinking depends upon four things:

I How much alcohol consumed

I The drinkcr's body weight

I The amount of food that is consumed heftn'c and during thinking

I The length of time it has taken the drinker to consume the alcohol

According to the American Medical Association. a [Ell-pom [32 kg] person who drinks three lZ-ounce (355 ml} bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC. of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BM? by thinking three 4-ounce [‘12:] m1} glasses

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