The consumption of wine and any alcoholic beverage affects the capacity to perform certain activities, such as driving. The alcohol impacts one’s ability to drive, it affects the psychomotor functions of the driver, their vision as well as their behaviour and attitudes. The best advice is therefore to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages when driving.
- BAC is the amount of alcohol in the blood stream.
- A BAC level of 0.5 ‰ means that an individual has 0.5 g of alcohol in his/her body for every 1 litre of blood.
- Taking a standard drink of 10g of alcohol, BAC will generally increase by 0.2-0.3 for women and 0.1-0.2 for men for each standard drink.
- A BAC will generally decrease by approximately 0.2-0.1 per hour (¾ to 1 standard drink, or 8 g of alcohol per hour).
- The BAC will increase sharply when alcohol is consumed on an empty stomach.
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