It was fairly recently that the United States adopted the blood alcohol content limit of 0.08 for determining if a driver operates a vehicle under the influence. However, some politicians are presently moving to make the limit even lower. While it may seem harsh, many countries have already adopted lower BAC limits for drivers.
Most people would agree that it is not safe to get behind the wheel after you have had too much to drink. Most people also agree that it is a good practice to have a designated driver if you are planning to spend a night out drinking at a bar or club. Both of these practices aim to protect everyone on the road from accidents due to drunk driving.
Holidays are opportunities for kicking back and having a few drinks. However, when you end up having a bit too much to drink and then get behind the wheel, you run the risk of hurting yourself and others. Authorities in St. Louis often set up additional drunk-driver checkpoints during holiday times when drivers are leaving parties and more likely to exceed the Missouri state limit of having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent.
Drunk driving is a huge problem in every state. Between 2013 and 2015 in Missouri, people between the ages of 21 and 25 were most likely to die as a result of drunk driving, according to data from the Missouri Department of Transportation.
It is almost Halloween, which means you are probably planning to party. Adult Halloween parties can be a great way to have some fun and socialize. As you get ready to dress up, eat candy and have some drinks with your friends, the scariest thing on your mind may be getting pulled over for driving under the influence.
Sobriety checkpoints are a useful tool for police to use to keep drunk drivers off the road. They are helpful and aid in reducing the number of people who die each year as a result of drunk driving. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 3,300 people died in drunk driving incidents in Missouri between 2003 and 2012.
Oktoberfest celebrations have not ended yet! There are still festivities going on around the St. Louis area if you have not been able to attend any yet or want to hit up more. Before you head out, however, do some planning first to ensure you do not end up with a DWI. After all, drinking delicious beer is a cornerstone of any Oktoberfest celebration.
Also called a DWI roadblock, a sobriety checkpoint is a temporary setup that law enforcement uses to catch possible drunk drivers. You could come upon one of these at any time, but such installations are popular during holidays such as Labor Day when there are many social functions complete with alcoholic beverages.
Many people in Missouri are well aware that they are only a few drinks away from a DWI. But not many of them realize that use of store-bought medications and prescriptions drugs can lead to DWI charges too. Some medications produce side effects that can make completely sober people appear and act intoxicated. Their actions behind the wheel may mimic those of drunk motorists.