# How many drinks can I have and still drive?

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## How many drinks can I have and still drive?

Drink driving is a factor in about one in every seven crashes in NSW where someone is killed so if you are wondering about how much alcohol you can drink and still be safe to drive the simple and safe answer is, zero. Legally, NSW has three blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits: zero, under 0.02 and under 0.05.

## How much can a 200 pound man drink and drive?

Although impairment has started, that 200 pound male would be well below the legal limit. According to the NHTSA calculator, he can legally consume a third beer and still drive under the . 08 legal limit. Six beers in two hours would put him over that legal limit though.

How many drinks can you have chart?

How to Use the Chart

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Table
Number of Drinks Body Weight in Pounds
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Understanding the Chart
One drink = 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor, 12 ounces of 5% beer, or five ounces of 12% wine. BOLD = .08% or greater, a per se DUI in all 50 states.

### How many standard drinks are over the limit?

The general rule of thumb is that 2 standard drinks in the first hour will raise your BAC to 0.05%, and 1 standard per hour thereafter will maintain that level. To do a quick calculation of whether you are over 0.05% BAC, simply take the number of hours since your first drink and add 1 to it.

### How many drinks can a 120-pound woman drink?

EXAMPLE: A 120-pound woman could have three drinks within two hours, and her BAC would be: . 114 (from the chart) minus .

How many drinks should a 180 pound man drink?

EXAMPLE: A 180-pound man could have four drinks within one hour – a considerable amount of drinking – and his BAC would be: . 083 (from the chart) minus . 015 (. 015 x 1 hour) = .

#### How many beers can a 250 pound man drink?

How much alcohol can a 250 pound man drink?

Number of Standard Drinks for Males
Body Weight 1 10
140 lb. .027 .270
150 lb. .025 .250
160 lb. .023 .230

#### How many drinks is considered the legal limit?

In general, one average drink will not put a driver over the limit of . 08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Two regular drinks can be enough to put someone over the limit if the person weighs less than 120 pounds.

What’s the legal limit for driving under the influence of alcohol?

Alcohol Impairment Chart. A woman drinking an equal amount of alcohol in the same period of time as a man of an equivalent weight may have a higher blood alcohol level than that man. Therefore, women should refer to the female chart. Some states have set .08% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) as the legal limit for Driving Under the Influence.

## How much alcohol is too much for a person to drive?

The chart doesn’t account for all the factors that can affect BAC levels or the extent of impairment—for example, fatigue, medications taken, or amount of food consumed. If you’ve been drinking, it’s always best to let someone else drive. One drink = 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor, 12 ounces of 5% beer, or five ounces of 12% wine.

## How much alcohol does a 160 pound man need to drink?

The number of drinks listed represents the approximate amount of alcohol that a 160-pound man would need to drink in one hour to reach the listed BAC in each category. A standard drink is equal to 14.0 grams (0.6 ounces) of pure alcohol. Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in

Is it safe to drink and drive at the same time?

The only way to be completely safe is to not drink and drive. If you do decide to have a few drinks, here are a few tips that can ensure everyone’s safety. Take a taxi. Anytime you plan on drinking or have had a few drinks, call for a cab instead of driving.

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