Motorcycling is already dangerous, and when you add alcohol to the mix, it becomes worse. Even the smallest amount of alcohol can have large affects.

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A Closer Look at How Alcohol Affects You, Point by Point

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It’s not uncommon for you and your riding buddies to get on your bikes and take a trip to one of the local outdoor bars. You may also frequent one of the many events occurring during the fall, such as the International Motorcycle Show at the Seattle Convention Center or Magic in the Market at Pike Place Market.

Although entertaining, many of these kinds of events feature alcohol, and unfortunately, a majority of the bikers who attend these activities indulge in the drinks offered. The problem is, people are often in denial about how much alcohol has an effect on them and their driving skills.

Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Breakdown

Even just one drink can have an impact on you and the way you drive. Here, we break down alcohol’s affects on you, point by point:

  • Blood alcohol content: 0.01 to 0.04 percent. Having just a drink or two may not seem like a big deal, but that small amount of alcohol can make a big difference in the way you drive. Even with a BAC as low as 0.01 to 0.04, you are still less critical of your own actions and riders’ judgments are reduced.
  • Blood alcohol content: 0.05 to 0.07 percent. When a rider’s BAC reaches this increased level, his thinking and reasoning powers diminish. His ability to perform complex skill tasks also continues to decrease. Even though you still have a BAC that is considered legal, your performance is altered and you can still go to jail for driving while intoxicated, depending on your behavior.
  • Blood alcohol content: 0.08 percent. Drivers who have BACs of 0.08 or higher are beyond the legal limit for driving and could go to jail. At this level, their reasoning powers are severely hampered, and even common simple tasks are performed with errors.

Were You Injured in an Accident?

If you suffered from injuries related to an accident in which you were the victim, you may be entitled to receive compensation. The Andrew Kim Law Firm wants to help you fight for your rights and get the assistance you receive. Contact us today to speak with a legal professional about your situation.

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