Most Wisconsin drivers know that drinking and driving is incredibly dangerous. However, what they may not know is that it is estimated that 32 percent of car accidents involve drivers or pedestrians who have consumed alcohol. Across the nation, it is estimated that 13,000 people lose their lives to drunk driving accidents each year while hundreds of thousands of others suffer injuries.
It is well-known that alcohol consumption affects the brain and makes it much more difficult to safely operate a vehicle. When a driver has consumed enough alcohol to surpass the .08 percent BAC limit, they often have poor muscle coordination, which affects their reaction time, hearing and vision. Additionally, their judgement, decision-making and reasoning are often affected.