Did You Know?
Someone gets injured in an alcohol-related car accident every 90 seconds in the United States. Driving while under the influence is not dangerous only for the impaired driver; other motorists and pedestrians are put at serious risk, too.
Use these tips to prevent drinking and driving:
Use the following pointers to gauge how much is too much when it comes to drinking responsibly:
A standard drink is defined as:
Be mindful that these rules do not apply to everyone. Tolerance varies greatly, so it is wise for you to give someone else the keys when you drink, even if you are following this rule.
Another cause for concern when drinking responsibly is the interaction between prescription or over-the-counter medication and alcohol. Some medications combined with alcohol will affect how well you can safely drive. Follow the directions and warning labels on your medications carefully, and consider not drinking alcohol if you are taking medication to avoid potentially dangerous side effects.