Don’t Drink And Drive- General Driver Safety
As an adult, it’s great to go out for a celebratory drink with your friends, but a fun night on the town can turn deadly if you choose to get behind the wheel when intoxicated. You might think that you’re fine to drive, but chances are if you’ve had more than one drink, you’re not fit to be on the roads. Alcohol is responsible for nearly 1/3 of all the traffic-related deaths in the U.S. each year, and 30 people per day lose their lives to alcohol-impaired driving.
Drinking and driving is a serious offense. It’s important to know your responsibilities as a driver on our Georgia roads. In Georgia, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle if you have the following blood alcohol concentrations (BAC):
- 0.08% or above, if driver is over 21 years old and operating standard passenger vehicle
- 0.04% or above, if operating a commercial vehicle
- 0.02% or above, if driver is under 21 years old
We want you and your friends to get home safely. Take a look at our safe driving videos and other helpful handouts for more information on how to stay safe on the roads, and keep these tips in mind when you’re planning a night out:
- Designate a sober driver.
- Take away your friend’s keys if they have been drinking.
- Share a taxi or rideshare service to get home.
- Download the free SaferRide app (Android™ and iOS) on your phone, which allows you to call a taxi or a friend while automatically identifying your location, so you can be picked up.
For more information regarding state laws in Georgia, click here: