Drink driving: How much is too much?
Alcohol plays a role in one out of four fatal accidents on Europe's roads. The risk of being involved in an accident with a blood alcohol content of only 0.8 per mille is almost three times as high as that of a sober driver. At levels of 1.1, it rises to six times more likely. With this reading, a court would consider a driver to be 'totally unfit to drive'.
What is clear is that to be on the safe side, you should only really drive when you haven't been drinking. However, the only categories of drivers in Germany who must adhere to the strict zero-alcohol limit are professional drivers, new drivers, and those who have been previously involved in drink driving convictions.
In practice, however, it's not so easy to assess whether you should drive or not. Our infographic shows why this is the case.
In order to illustrate how blood alcohol content has an effect, for example what an adult male weighing 80 kg needs to drink to achieve the level of 0.5, we have done a sample calculation.
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