Nearly 20 percent of designated drivers are impaired, study finds

The researchers found that approximately 40 percent of the designated driver had consumed alcohol.

Nearly 20 percent of designated drivers are impaired, study finds

Science Recorder | James Fluere | Monday, June 10, 2013

Disturbingly, new research described in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs reveals that 20 percent of "designated drivers" are impaired even though they have volunteered to drive their friends home from a party or bar. The study revealed that about 40 percent of designated drivers had consumed alcohol and that many of them had blood alcohol levels that made it much too unsafe for them to drive... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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