Why “Buzzed” Driving Is A DUI

Published by Michael Hoban on

Before deciding to drive, how can a person determine they have had too much to drink. Some people say “I know my limit” or “ I am a better driver when I am buzzed” but that is not a safe bet. In fact, a person takes a huge risk even driving buzzed, because they are often more intoxicated than they think. This, unfortunately, leads to people getting behind the wheel, which could end in so many bad ways. This post will highlight the dangers of “buzzed” driving and how it could lead you to need a Sr-22 insurance policy.

Avoiding DUIs means avoiding a Sr-22 Insurance policy

Buzzed Driving Is Dangerous

A few years ago the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started a campaign around buzzed driving prevention. People often think because they do not feel “sloppy” drunk or falling over that they are good to drive. Yet every day, 30 Americans die due to drunk driving crashes according to MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving. It does not take a driver getting to the legal limit for them to feel the effects of alcohol on the brain and muscles. The legal limit for blood alcohol content for a driver is .08, but the effects can be felt even at .02. So the more you drink, the higher your BAC, and the more likely you are to make a mistake. 

Take-Home Message

The more people who are aware of the dangers of buzzed driving, the safer our roadways will be. If you hear a friend or family member say they are “fine” after more than a couple of drinks, do not let them drive. At the very least they risk their own driving freedoms, but in worse scenarios, people could lose their life. On top of losing driving freedoms, a driver will need to take out a Sr-22 insurance policy before being able to drive legally.