Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

Drinking and Driving.  NOT an Option

Drinking and Driving.  NOT an OptionThis Holiday Season remember
  Drinking and Driving is NOT an Option

With the festive holiday season upon us, please, before you drink — think of the options: plan a designated driver, take a cab, spend the night. Remember that drinking and driving is NOT an option.

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JUST THE FACTS:

What is BAC?

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
  The % of alcohol in a person's bloodstream.

A drink is a drink is a drink.

Each of the following contains the same amount of alcohol:

12 oz. can of beer at 5% alcohol
5 oz. glass of wine at 12% alcohol
1.5 oz. of 80-proof liquor at 40% alcohol
12 oz. wine cooler at 5% alcohol

.08 chart

Drivers at .08 BAC are four times more likely to cause a crash than driver with no BAC.

New York has new, tougher laws on drinking and driving.

Aggravated Vehicular Homicide

Drivers who kill someone in a drunk or drugged driving crash and also have at least one of these:

This violation is class B felony with a penalty of up to 25 years in prison.

Aggravated Vehicular Assault

Drunk or drugged drivers who cause serious physical injury to another person and also have at least one of these:

This violation is a class C felony with a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.

Increased Penalties for DWI with children in the vehicle: