This is an excerpt from the article, “Impaired Driving: Get the Facts.” For more information please visit www.cdc.gov.
Effects of BAC
The more alcohol you consume, the more impaired you become. Learn how your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) affects your ability to drive.
Whenever your social plans involve alcohol, make plans so that you don’t have to drive after drinking. For example:
- Prior to any drinking, designate a non-drinking driver when with a group.
- Don’t let your friends drive impaired. Take their keys away.
- If you have been drinking, get a ride home or call a taxi.
- If you’re hosting a party where alcohol will be served, remind your guests to plan ahead and designate their sober driver; offer alcohol-free beverages; and make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.