1Louisiana's 0.08 BAC law goes into effect on Sept.
30, 2003; Tennessee's on July 1, 2003.
2 Massachusetts has not established a level at which a driver is legally considered intoxicated (0.08 is evidence of alcohol impairment).
NOTES: A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.10 means that alcohol makes up one-tenth of 1 percent of a person's blood. These data reflect the methodological change in estimating missing blood alcohol concentration test results, adopted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2002.
Fatality rates-U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001); and personal communication, Nov. 1, 2002.
_____. Highway Statistics 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001).
Illegal BACs-U.S. Department of Labor, Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace, Special Issue: Impaired Driving, available at http://www.dol.gov/dol/workingpartners.htm, as of June 2002.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/Highway Loss Data Institute, DUI/DWI Laws as of November 2002, available at www.hwysafety.org, as of November 2002.