Every day in the United States, 29 people die from drunk driving crashes.
Many of the drunk drivers have only been drinking at home, but others have “pre-loaded” and gone to bars or restaurants, or have been at those locations for hours before they drove.
The website ConsumerAffairs.com, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found a spike in drunk driving collisions around 7:00 p.m., when bars and restaurants stop serving “happy hour” drinks and people decide to leave after drinking multiple cheap drinks. Another spike exists at 3:00, indicating that drinking at lunch is becoming more prevalent.
Researchers also share that seven shots or beers over the course of four hours will leave anyone with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08, which is the level for conviction of a DUI in North Carolina. But only TWO MORE shots or drinks will boost that person’s BAC to .13, at which they are literally falling down drunk.
Bar and restaurant staff can easily see the physical impairment for drunks as they reach a BAC of .08, and beyond that, even experienced drinkers have unquestionable physical signs, as well as emotional outbursts that will signal a person is too drunk to drive.
Yet the businesses keep serving these drivers. As a result, people keep getting severely injured, and many are killed. A company’s profits shouldn’t be paid by your health or life.
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