Alcohol related crashes cost society approximately 114 billion dollars annually..
Alcohol is a factor in 25% of Florida’s crash costs. Alcohol-related crashes in Florida cost the public an estimated $7.8 billion in 2000, including $3.5 billion in monetary costs and almost $4.3 billion in quality of life losses.
What eliminates alcohol from the bloodstream?
More than 90% of alcohol is eliminated by the liver; 2-5% is excreted unchanged in urine, sweat, or breath.
When you consume alcohol it is fully digested?
Alcohol is not digested like other foods. Once alcohol is swallowed, it travels down the esophagus into the stomach and the small intestine. It avoids the normal digestive process and goes right into the bloodstream.
Where is the most common location for crashes?
Intersections. Around 15 percent of fatal car crashes occur in intersections, while the remaining 85 percent take place on the open road. However, many non-fatal car crashes do take place in intersections as a result of improper left turns, violations of traffic laws, speeding, and distracted driving.
The statistics further revealed that the highest percentage of drivers with an alcohol content of . 08 or higher were age 21-24 years old (35 percent), followed by ages 25-34 (32 percent) and then ages 35-44 (26 percent).
Will drinking water flush alcohol out your system?
Water can help reduce your BAC, though it will still take one hour to metabolize 20 mg/dL of alcohol.
Does peeing get rid of alcohol?
In addition to liver processing, about 10% of alcohol is eliminated through sweat, breath, and urine.
Does peeing sober you up?
Once alcohol is in the bloodstream, it can only be eliminated by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, sweat, urine, and breath. Drinking water and sleeping will not speed up the process. Coffee, energy drinks, and a cold shower will not sober you up faster.