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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2000

Motor Vehicle Injury – Alcohol-Impaired Driving: 0.08% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Laws

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends 0.08% BAC laws based on strong evidence of their effectiveness in reducing alcohol-related motor vehicle crash fatalities. These laws state that it is illegal for a driver’s blood alcohol concentration to exceed 0.08%.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Injury and Violence Prevention
Substance Abuse
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. Motor Vehicle Injury – Alcohol-Impaired Driving: 0.08% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Laws. c2000– [cited 2017 Feb 17]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/content/motor-vehicle-injury-alcohol-impaired-driving-008-blood-alcohol-concentration-bac-law