Buick RIVIERA 1997 Owner Manual

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Drunken Driving

Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is a national tragedy. it’s the number one contributor to the highway death toll, claiming thousands of victims

every year.

Alcohoi affects four things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle:

0 Judgment

I MuscularCoordination 0 Vision

i Attentireness.

Police records show that 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 H.000 annual motor vehicle—related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 people injured.

Many adults rm by some estimates. nearly half the adult population -- choose never to drinlt alcohol. so they never drive after drinking. For persons under 21. it‘s against the law in every U5. state to drink alcohol. There are good medical1 psychological and developmental reasons for these laws.

The obvious way to solve this highway safety problem is [or people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if people do? How much is “too much" if the driver plans to drive“! It's :1 lot 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 {B AC} of someone who is drinking depends upon four things:

0 The amount of alcohol consumed

i The drinker’s body weight

0 The amount of food that is consented before and duting thinking

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

According to the American Medical Association. a ISJEI-lh. {82 kg} person who drinks three i2-out1ce

(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 BAG: by drinking three di-ounee (120 ml} glasses of wine or ”tree mixed drinks ill each had. 1- H2 ounces [45 ml) of a liquor like whiskey. gin or vodka.

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