Test your DUI IQ. See how many you get right.
1. Which contains more alcohol a. a 12 ounce bottle of beer b. 1 1/2 ounce shot of whiskey c. 4 ounce glass of wine
2. About _____ out of every five Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives.
3. Alcohol accounts for about (1/3, 1/2, 2/3) of all auto fatalities in the United States.
4. There is an alcohol related auto injury about every (4-sec, 33-sec, 2-min.).
5. About (5%, 16%, 24%) of 15-20 year olds killed in traffic crashes had a blood alcohol content of .10 or higher.
6. True or False. Deaths from alcohol related auto accidents have steadily increased over the past 10 years.
7. The probability of a crash begins to increase significantly at (.05, .08, and .10) blood alcohol content and climbs rapidly after (.08, .10, and .15) blood alcohol level.
8. The legal limit for blood alcohol content in Florida is (.05, .08, and .10).
9. The cost associated with a DUI arrest has been estimated to be ($2,500, $6,800, and $15,000).
10. As a person consumes more alcohol, his/her self confidence (increases, decreases) while his/her physical ability (increases, decreases).
11. How much does the best drunk driving insurance cost ($1,000/year, $1,500/year, 25 cents).
1. Actually all of the listed drinks have approximately equal amounts of alcohol.
2. About 2 out of every 5 will be involved in an alcohol related accident.
3. Alcohol accounts for about one half of all auto fatalities.
4. There is an injury due to alcohol related auto accident every 33 seconds
5. About 24% of 15-20 year olds killed in traffic accidents had a blood alcohol level of .10 or higher
6. False. Due to the work of organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) in bringing the magnitude of the problem, Fatalities have actually decreased from 25,000 to 17,500 people a year. Still a tremendous waste.
7. The probability of a crash rises significantly at .05% which is below the legal limit and climbs rapidly after .08 blood alcohol level.
8. The legal limit in Florida is .08
9. A DUI can cost upwards to $15,000. This includes fines, license restoration, lawyers fees and high risk insurance for the next three years.
10. As a person consumes more alcohol, his/her belief in their abilities increases at the same time their actual physical abilities decrease is a deadly combination.
11. The best drunk driving insurance is the quarter that it will cost you to call a friend, parent or a cab. Pretty cheap insurance considering the alternative is a real risk of brain damage, spinal cord injury or death. Arranging for a designated driver is another way that has worked to reduce DUI deaths.
How did you do? Remember the best ways to avoid the risk is to limit your consumption, participate in a designated driver program and never drink and drive!
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