What are the statistics for deaths and injuries in the US from accidents related to alcohol?
70 people are killed and 1,800 people are injured every day.
What else is a 12oz beer equivalent to?
- 1 oz. shot of 100 proof hard liquor
- 4 oz. glass of table wine
- 10 oz. wine cooler
What can sober a person up?
TIME and time only.
Is it safe to drive while high?
No - it's similar to being drunk
What does BAC stand for? How can it be tested?
Blood-Alcohol Concentration; it can be tested with breath (breathalyzer) or blood (blood test).
What is Implied Consent?
Every time you operate a motor vehicle, you're giving Implied Consent that an officer can pull you over and test your BAC if they have ANY suspicion that you're drunk. This is a real drunk driving law.
What will happen if you're under 21 and you're driving drunk?
1. You'll lose your driver's license for 1-6 years.
2. You'll receive a stiff fine.
3. You'll possibly spend some time in jail.
What is "transporting"? What are the repercussions?
Transporting is a criminal offense which describes a person under 21 transporting alcohol in their car.
- You'll lose your license for 1 month - 1 year.
What is the monetary cost of just one drink over the legal limit?
What is the BAC limit in a person operating a motor vehicle?
-For a person UNDER 21: 0
-For a person OVER 21: .08
What are the steps of making a lane change?
1. Check your mirrors
2. Signal your intent to move right or left
3. Check over your shoulder for vehicles in your blind spot (left shoulder if you're turning left, right if you're turning right)
4. Adjust your speed as necessary
5. Move only when you have the time & space to do so
6. Steer smoothly into the next lane
7. Turn off your signal
When can you pass someone?
When they're going a significant amount under the speed limit. If they're doing the speed limit, it is ILLEGAL to pass them because then you'd be speeding.
After you've passed a vehicle, how do you know when it's safe to go back into your lane?
When you can see both headlights in your rearview mirror.
What is a "limited access highway"?
A regular highway, just with fewer entrances and exits (also "starts and stops")
What are the steps in merging onto the highway?
First, remember: Get onto the entrance ramp at a moderate speed (25-30MPH)
1. Put your LEFT blinker on
2. Bring your speed up to about 40MPH
3. Begin making quick glances over your left shoulder
4. When it's safe, bring your speed up to 50MPH & merge in behind the other cars