DRINK + RIDE = LOSE
Half of all motorcycle crashes involve alcohol or drugs.
How Much Can I Safely Drink?
A single drink can rob your ability to think clearly and ride safely. Your body processes a drink per hour — that’s one 12-ounce beer; one 5-ounce glass of wine; or one shot of hard liquor. Your sex, your body type, if you’ve eaten before you drink, or if you’re taking medication – all affect the way you handle alcohol and your level of intoxication per drink. Impairment begins with your first drink. So it’s possible that you’re impaired even after waiting an hour to get back on your bike. Your ability to ride is affected at much lower levels than the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit. Just two drinks can take you to 0.05, a potentially lethal BAC.
What Happens if I Ride after Drinking?
Riding takes coordination, balance, and most importantly, full mental focus. Alcohol affects them all, including your ability to:
• Make rational decisions
• Coordinate eye, hand and foot movements
• Maintain balance while maneuvering
• React quickly to traffic situations
• Scan the road for potential hazards
• Perceive moving objects
• See effectively at night
• React to others’ mistakes
What Happens if I Get Arrested?
You don’t want a DWI:
• You’ll be handcuffed, frisked and put in a squad car
• You’ll be videotaped, fingerprinted and photographed
• You’ll be placed in a jail cell at least for the night
• Your motorcycle will be towed and put in storage
• You’ll pay a bond, fine and legal and towing fees
• You’ll be tested for substance abuse/dependence
• You’ll have a lot of explaining to do at home and at work
And that’s just for being arrested.
What Happens if I Get Convicted?
• Your driver’s license can be suspended for up to 180 days
• You’ll pay a fine between $2,000 and $10,000 dollars
• You’ll receive a jail sentence of up to 10 years
• You’ll have regular visits with a probation officer
• You’ll be ordered to complete mandatory community service
• You’ll have a criminal record for the rest of your life
• Your insurance rates will skyrocket
If You Drink and Ride, You’ll Lose…
Drink and Ride and You Can Lose Your Life
Here’s How to Minimize Your Risks:
• Don’t ride after drinking, ever. Plan ahead.
• If you want to drink, don’t ride. Leave your motorcycle at home.
• If you drink, don’t ride. Leave your motorcycle at home.
• If the party’s at somebody’s home and you’ve overindulged, stay over and sleep it off.
• If you’re at a bar and you’ve overindulged, get a ride home or call a taxi.
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