DRAM, Vol. 16(4) – Driving tipsy below the legal limit: An investigation of lower BAC motor vehicle crash fatalities

In 2018, over 10,000 people died from a motor vehicle crash involving positive blood alcohol concentrations (BAC). Over 10,000! Interestingly, a significant portion (15%) of alcohol related crashes involve drivers below the federal blood alcohol legal limit of 0.08%. How are these accidents different from the more publicized accidents with drivers’ BAC over the legal…