Most of us have heard of BAC levels, and what can happen if they’re too high and law enforcement gets involved, but not everyone understands how it works. Blood Alcohol Content refers to the percentage of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream.
Blood Alcohol Content is measured within 30-70 minutes after consumption of alcohol. In other words, Blood alcohol content measures the amount of alcohol present in a person’s bloodstream. For example, if a person has a BAC of .10% that means that a person’s bloodstream contains one part of alcohol for every 1000 parts of blood.
Interested to know what your BAC might be? Use sr22insurancenow’s BAC calculator to estimate your BAC level, but don’t forget that everyone metabolises alcohol (beer, wine, liquor) differently. According to law, anyone who has a BAC over 0.08% is legally prohibited from driving.
What is “one drink”?
The definition for the term “one drink” can vary based on various factors. A standard drink size varies depending on the type of alcohol consumed and alcohol content
FLUID OUNCES CONSUMED (Beer ~ 12 oz. Wine Glass ~ 4 oz. 1 Shot ~ 1.5 oz)
YOUR WEIGHT (Lbs)
ALCOHOL PERCENTAGE IN BEVERAGE (Beer ~ 4-4.5% Wine ~ 15-20% 1 Shot ~ 30-50%)
HOURS CONSUMING DRINK