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What is the effect of alcohol on crash risk? In general, the probability of a crash increases steadily with increasing driver BAC. Fatal crash risk increases substantially above 0.05 percent BAC and climbs more rapidly after 0.08 percent. 5 The...
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What BAC is considered illegal for drivers in the United States? All 50 states and the District of Columbia have per se laws making it a crime to drive with a BAC at or above 0.08 percent. Utah passed a law in March 2017 making it a crime to drive with a...
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What does blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measure? A BAC describes the amount of alcohol in a person's blood, expressed as weight of alcohol per unit of volume of blood. For example, 0.08 percent BAC indicates 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood....
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How does alcohol affect driving? Impairing effects of alcohol include poor judgment, impaired visual functions, declines in coordination and reduced reaction time. 1, 2 Even when drivers do not appear drunk, small amounts of alcohol may impair skills...
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No other hazard or behavior comes close to claiming as many teen lives as driving. Approximately 60 teens die each year in car crashes in Virginia.

Involved, informed parents have long been considered the most influential factor in promoting safe teen driving. The mission of Partners for Safe Teen Driving is to help communities develop a parent education program, so that parents can guide their children through the first perilous years of driving.

Many school divisions and communities in Virginia have partnered to develop Safe Teen Driving programs. Approximately 43 communities now require parents of teen drivers to attend a meeting. At this meeting, parents receive information about Virginia's graduated licensing procedures, current driving techniques, procedures for helping teach their children to drive, curfew restrictions, and more.

A kit with step-by-step information about how communities can start their own programs has been sent to every school division in Virginia. CLICK HERE for more information.

For more information about Partners for Safe Teen Driving, call (800) 609-2680.

Move Over Law

Traffic-related incidents continue to be a leading cause of death among on-duty law enforcement officers. Help to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders who are stopped on roadways by obeying Virginia’s Move Over Law.

If you are approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying flashing; blinking; or alternating blue, red, or amber lights stopped on the road, slow down and move over. If you cannot safely change lanes, reduce your speed and proceed with caution.

To learn more about Virginia’s Move Over Law, visit Slow Down Move Over VA Code.

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What is the effect of alcohol on crash risk? In general, the probability of a crash increases steadily with increasing driver BAC. Fatal crash risk increases substantially above 0.05 percent BAC and climbs more rapidly after 0.08 percent. 5 The...
about 12 hours ago
What BAC is considered illegal for drivers in the United States? All 50 states and the District of Columbia have per se laws making it a crime to drive with a BAC at or above 0.08 percent. Utah passed a law in March 2017 making it a crime to drive with a...
about a day ago
What does blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measure? A BAC describes the amount of alcohol in a person's blood, expressed as weight of alcohol per unit of volume of blood. For example, 0.08 percent BAC indicates 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood....
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How does alcohol affect driving? Impairing effects of alcohol include poor judgment, impaired visual functions, declines in coordination and reduced reaction time. 1, 2 Even when drivers do not appear drunk, small amounts of alcohol may impair skills...
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