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Is Drunk Walking as Dangerous as Drunk Driving?

posted by Shawn | 27 August 2015

Drunk walking is exactly what it sounds like, and while it may seem to be somewhat innocuous, there is sizable data to the contrary.

A recently released government report found that more than a third of all pedestrians killed in the U.S. in 2011 had blood alcohol levels higher than the legal limit.

In fact, this Las Vegas ABC affiliate asked Sandy Heverly of the non-profit organization Stop DUI about it recently, and she said it's a trend her organization has seen for some time.

"They unintentionally step out into traffic. They step off the curb. They get in front of a vehicle and then we have another fatality or very serious injury."

All the more reason to be using a breathalyzer to measure your intoxication level--and that of your friends and family. The loss of coordination and motor skills that accompanies a BAC of 0.08% or above can be just as dangerous to a pedestrian as it can for a driver. One false move could change everything.

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