Designated Drivers Often Drink

A new study suggests that some designated drivers do not refrain from drinking. The study was conducted on more than 1,000 people. Researchers did breath tests and interviewed the participants. 165 of them identified themselves as designated drivers. The tests were conducted six times over a 3 month period. 65% of the designated drivers showed no blood alcohol content. 17% blew .02% to .049%. 18% measured .05% or higher. The recommendation is that if you are the designated driver you should not drink. Unfortunately, this is not the reality in some cases. It is illegal in the United States to drive with a blood-alcohol content of .08% or higher. Never drink and drive. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver, contact us immediately. Read the  full article here: NYTimes: Designated Drivers Often Drink