Buick SKYLARK 1998 Owner Manual

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It’s the amount of alcohol Ii‘tfll counts. For example. if the same person drank three double martinis {3 ounces or 0!] ml of liquor each} within an hour. the person's BAC would he close to 0.12 percent. A person who consumes food just before or during drinking will have a somewhat lower BAG level.

There is a gender difference. too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men.


Since alcohol is carried in body water. this means that e woman generally will reach a higher EAC level than a

man of her some body weight when each has the some number of drinks.

'l'hi: law in many LLS. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of0.10 percent. In a growing number of 1.1.3. slates. and throughout CanadtL the limit is 0.03 percent. In some olher countries. it‘s even lower, The SAC linlit for all commercial drivers in the United States is 0.04 percent.

The BAIT.“ will be over 0. I0 percent after time to six drinks {in one hour}. Of course. as we've seen. it depends on how much alcohol is in the drinks. and how quickly the person drinks them.

But Inc ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of 0. 10 percent. RcSeareh shows that Ihe driving skills of many pimple are impaired at a BAC approaching

0.05 percent. and that the effects are worse at nighL All drivers are impaired at BAD levels above 0.05 percent. Statistics show that the chance of being in a collision increases sharply [or drivers who have a BM: of

0.05 percent or above. A driver with a BAC level of 0.06 percent has doubled his or her chance of having a collision. At a BAC level of 0. l0 percent. the chance of this driver having a collision is l2 times greater: at n level of 0. I 5 percent. the chance is 25 times greater!

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