Buick CENTURY 1998 Owner Manual

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It's the amount of alcohol that counts. For example. if Lhc some person drank three double martinis [3 on noes or 911m! of liquor each] within an hour. the person's BAC would be close Io U. l2 percent. A person who consumes foodjust before or during drinking will have a somewhat lower BAC level.

There is :1 gender difference. loci. Women generally have a lower relative percentage n-I' body water than men.

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Since alcohol is Carri ed in trod}-r water. this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level lh an a man of her some body Iweight when each has the same number of drinks.

The law in many LLS. states sets the legal iinijl at a EAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing nurnber of LES. slates. and throughout Canada. Ihe limit is 0.03 percent. In some other countries. it‘s even lower. The EAC limit for ail commercial drivers in the United States is {1.04 percent.

The BAC will be over D. I ll percent after three to six drinks [in one hour}. Of course. as we've seen. it depends on how much alcohol is in the drinks. and how quicklyr the person drinks them.

But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of {1.10 percent. Research shows that the driving Skills of men)' people are impaired at a BAC approaching

{105 percent. and that the effects are worse at night. All drivers are impaired at BAC levels above ELLE percan Statistics show that the chance of being in a collision increases sharply for drivers who have a BAC of

1105 percent or above. A. driver with a BAC level of one percent has doubied his or her chance of having it collision. At a BAC level of I'llfl percent. the chance of this driver having a collision is i2 times greater; Ell a level oflIHfi percent. the chance is 25 times greater!

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