People don’t like limits. They bring 11 items to the 10-item express checkout. They drive 65 in a 55 zone. They keep talking after the debate moderator tells them their time is up. They fill their car’s oil beyond the “max” line and spend more money than they have. And judging from the reactions … [Read more...] about Drunk Driving: Does the .08 Legal Limit – or Any Blood Alcohol Limit – Make Sense?
An ignition interlock has one job, which it does well: preventing your vehicle from starting if you have been drinking. So if you have had a beer or a few, you can’t risk taking your car out for a spin until you are sure that most of the alcohol is out of your system and you’re in shape to … [Read more...] about How Long Must I Wait to Use My Ignition Interlock After Drinking?
Every driver should know the legal level for drunkenness in a driver: a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of .08%, or .08 grams of alcohol per 100 grams of blood. But an ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, doesn’t stick a needle in your arm and draw blood to test it. It gets the information … [Read more...] about A Car Breathalyzer Doesn’t Test My Blood. How Can It Know My Blood Alcohol Concentration?
The number .08 is well known all over the US as the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers. Push the needle above that on your breath test, and you have a date with a judge. But North Carolina has an extra provision you might not have heard about. If you have a DWI conviction on your record, … [Read more...] about Wait, Did You Say the Alcohol Limit is .04 for DWI in North Carolina?
Everyone is aware that drinking alcohol diminishes one's ability to drive a car. However, most people are almost completely unaware just how drunk they are. It’s very common to overestimate one’s ability to drive under the influence of alcohol. That’s why so many people surrender their keys far too … [Read more...] about No, You Most Definitely Do NOT Know How Drunk You Are
In North Carolina, if you're pulled over while drinking and driving, and you blow a BAC level of .15 or higher, you're required to install an ignition interlock device in your car. And once it's in your car, you aren't permitted to operate the vehicle if you have any alcohol, even trace amounts, in … [Read more...] about What Are BAC Set Points?