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Alcohol and Driving

Written by Inara Hasanali, M.A.  | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Dec 19, 2019
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Drunken Driving

Drunken driving is no accident.

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Alcohol and driving do not mix. Drunken drivers are responsible for many a mishap and several unnecessary deaths. Unfortunately many lives are lost day to day due to drivers who have had one too many drinks and yet think they are fit to drive.

If you have had a few drinks it is best to call for a cab or ask some one who is sober to drive you home. You may not only save your own life but also avoid risking the lives of innocent strangers.

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In India the "pub city" Bangalore has the highest incidence of road accidents related to drunken driving and the maximum number of deaths occur on Saturday nights.

Alcohol and Driving

According to the reports from US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:

In the US in 1995, alcohol-related costs in areas such as crime, health-care, policing and losses in industrial productivity amounted to $167 billion dollars.

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jay1313

CAN A PERSON DRIVE A VEHICLE- FOUR WHEEL WITH ALCOHOL INTAKE OF MORE THAN 0.9%. OR SAY 95 MGM LEVEL.. IS IT MEDICALLY POSSIBLE TO DRIVE A FOUR WHEELER FOR 40 KM WITH 0.95% OR 9.5 MG OF ALCOHOL

PaulFlessis

Even Dubai is quite strict for drunken driving. They take photos - from Police cameras and people get booked with hefty fines.

shivh

Can someone help me by telling me how much wine or beer or whisky can I drink which will keep me below the permissable levels under the Indian law of 30mg. i shall be grateful. Shiv Hazari

PaulFlessis

Better not drink mate. Why drink in the first place..?

Greatguru10

How does 30mg/100ml translate in terms of the amount of Alchohol that can be consumed by an individual and keep him within this safe limit. Will having a bottle of beer keep within this safe thresh hold. I know BAC depends on a lot of other factors...but I guess a safe limit can be arrived at in terms of bottles of beer.....or a CHOTA or a BADA peg.......Cheerio.

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