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New Limits for Blood Alcohol Content?

he National Transportation Safety Board is suggesting a lowered limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) to determine impairment to operate a motor vehicle.


Minutes after drinking, alcohol can be measured in the blood. Levels of alcohol in the blood are easily measured for numerous reasons--the primary one being able to determine whether blood alcohol content (BAC) has reached the legal limit. Factors affecting blood alcohol content are food consumption, which will slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream, size and weight of the drinker, and the amount consumed over a period of time. As amounts diminish and are expelled from the system, time is a critical factor in amounts of alcohol left in the blood.