A study done by researchers at the University of California found that drivers who drank even one glass of wine, one mixed drink or beer, were more likely to get into a crash than sober drivers.
Though many think nothing of having a drink or two and driving, even buzzed driving can be dangerous. According to research of information available through FARS, the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, a BAC of only 0.01% was associated with crashes that were 37% more severe than crashes where the driver had not consumed any alcohol whatsoever.
Researchers also looked at why having an even slightly elevated blood alcohol content level could cause the crash rate to rise. They found that even with a mild buzz, or a BAC of 0.01% or less, drivers were more likely to speed, be the striking vehicle in a crash and not wear their seat belts.
As Dallas, Texas drunk driving crash attorneys we know all too well the impact buzzed and drunk driving has on the lives of crash victims. We urge each and every one of you to please refrain from drinking at all before getting behind the wheel. That drink will never be worth the possible consequences.