In California, the legal blood-alcohol limit may be 0.08 percent, but no
amount of alcohol is safe for driving, according to a UCSD study led by
sociologist David Phillips and published in the journal
Addiction. The study found that blood-alcohol levels well below the legal limit are
associated with severe injury and even death.
As reported by Science Daily today, "Accidents are 36.6 percent more
severe even when alcohol was barely detectable in a driver's blood"
-- even as low as 0.01 percent. "Compared with sober drivers, buzzed
drivers are more likely to speed, more likely to be improperly seat-belted
and more likely to drive the striking vehicle, all of which are associated
with greater severity."
The July 4th holiday will mean traveling for many of us. Remember, don't
drink and drive. And if you, or someone you know, is injured in a
car accident, please
call us to talk about your rights or set up a free in office
consultation to discuss your case.