Among the 85% of fatal accidents due to alcohol, responsible were occasional drinkers. A celebration with the family, a drink with friends, and a washed meal are often enough. The alcohol is responsible of 34% of fatal accidents year-round.
When there is only a vehicle without pedestrian, the proportion up to 45%. Alcohol is involved in half of the fatal accidents which happen during the week.
In 42% of the cases, it remains the major young people killer from 18 to 24 throughout the summer. With alcohol in the blood, the risk to have a fatal accident soars.
Every driver or accompanying adult of young driver in state of inebriation endangered seriously the passengers and the other road-users security.
Consequently, it’s forbidden to drive with a BAC higher or equivalent to 0.5gr/l of alcohol in the blood, or 0.25mg/l of alcohol in breathe out air.
0.5 gr/l of alcohol in the blood corresponds to 2 glasses!
For whatever alcoholic drink, a “glass of alcohol” represents almost the same quantity of alcohol.
25cl of beer at 5º (glass of beer), 12.5cl of wine at 10º or 12º (wine glass), 3cl of distilled alcohol at 40º (whiskey, gin, and anisette) contain about 10 grams of pure alcohol.
These amounts are equivalent to standardized measures, served in bars.
At home, we have tendency to serve considerably larger quantity.
Every “glass of alcohol” sends up the rate of alcohol from 0.20g to 0.25g in average.
These figures could rise a little depending on individuals: for thin people, women, and the elderly, every glass of alcohol could be equivalent to an alcohol rate of 0.3g.