Minimally Buzzed Driving Just As Deadly As .08+ – University of California, San Diego researchers studying accidents in the US say that “minimally buzzed” drivers are more often to blame for fatal car crashes than sober drivers. The team Minimally Buzzed Drivingused the official US Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database for the study, which reports on the blood alcohol content (BAC) in increments of 0.01 percent.

The study discovered that these buzzed drivers are not punished more severely than sober drivers, because even though the research indicates they are more likely to have caused a wreck due to their state the law says BAC of 0.07 percent and below is legal to drive.


Originally posted 2014-01-17 11:23:47.