Take Safety Home: Drinking & Driving

Despite all of the warnings, public awareness & educational programs, stiffer penalties for violations, and efforts by our law enforcement agencies to crack down on offenders, every day people are arrested for driving while under the influence. Every state has now lowered the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits. For drivers age 21 and older it is now 0.08 %. All states have also passed zero tolerance laws which prohibit drivers under 21 from having any measurable amount of alcohol in their blood system. Each state has an Implied Consent Law, which means that if you have a driver’s license, you must consent to submitting to a chemical test if properly asked by police.

There are things we can do to avoid letting ourselves or our family & friends get behind the wheel after any alcohol consumption.

    • Always pick a designated driver before going out.
    • If you are hosting a party where alcohol is being served, have the numbers of taxi services at hand for your guests.
    • Take the car keys from someone who has been drinking.
    • If you see someone on the road who you believe is drunk, report the car along with its description & location to the police.
    • Out drinking and don’t have the number for a cab company? Install the Cab4Me app on your smart phone. It will find the closest cab company to your location and provide you with the phone number.

 

This information is provided as a service to you by Compliance Consultants, Inc.

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