According to the an August article in the Wall Street Journal, the United States has a much higher legal limit of .08% than many other countries. For example, it is .02% in China, .03% in most of India, and .05% in much of Europe.
The BAC is the blood-alcohol concentration, and one of the most significant factors is how quickly the alcohol is consumed. “The liver can only break down the alcohol at the rate of about one drink per hour” according to Dr. Zakhari.
Height is less important than weight in regards to one’s BAC. A person’s age is also a contributing factor. Younger people metabolize alcohol faster than older people.
We here at North Buckhead Driving and DUI School are trying to make the roads a little safer. We have weekly DUI / Risk Reduction Classes as well as Defensive Driving Classes. You can sign up by calling our office at (678) 510-2099 or by visiting our website at http://www.northbuckheaddrivingandduischool.com/ and using our secure registration system