Buick SKYLARK 1995 Owner Manual

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Drunken Driving

Death and injtujv associated with drinking and driving is a national Eagerly. It’s the number one contributor to the highway dcall'l toll. claiming tJ'iLanands ufvictirns every year,

Alcohol some four things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle:

I Judgment

I Muscular Coordination i ”vision

«I Attenlivcness

Police records show Lhal almost half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. In most cases. these deaths are the result of someone who was drinking and driving. In recent years. some l8.[ll|](} annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol. with more Ihan Butlfltlfl people injured.

l'vlttngtr adulLs n by some eslirnnle, nearly half the adult population -- choose never to drink alcohol. so the}; never drive after drinking. For persons under '31. it's against the law in every [1.3. state to drink alcohol. There are good medical. psychological and developmental reasons for these latvs.

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

The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAG) of someone who is drinking depends upon. from things:

0 How much alcohol consumed a The drinker ’s body weight

0 The amount nl‘fottd that is consumed before and during drinking

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

According to the American Medical Association. a [Stir-pound {82 kg} person who drinks three Ill-ounce {355 ml} bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC ul' flirt-(ml llflfi- porcenl. The pcmnn would reaeh lJ'n: same BAG by drinking three 4~ounce {120 ml} glasse: of wine or three mixed drinks ifeach had l—h'2 ounces {45 ml) of a liquor like whiskey. gin or vodka.

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