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Say No to Drinking and Riding

Drinking influences your perception, thinking, and coordination. The consequences of drinking and riding are serious and real.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE? You could spend…

minimum in jail
0 hrs
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Motorcyclist driving down a forest lined road towards the sun



Bond, legal costs, and towing fees; up to $10,000 in fines if convicted of DUI; increased insurance premiums if convicted of DUI.


Minimum 72 hours in jail following arrest; up to 10 years in jail if convicted of DUI; mandatory community service.


Suspension for up to 2 years if convicted of DUI.


Handcuffed and placed in the back of patrol car; a criminal record for the rest of your life; explaining your arrest to family and friends.

You are 5 times more likely to crash even after having just one alcoholic beverage

Blood Alcohol Concentration Levels (1)

About 28% of the fatal crashes involve Motorcycle operators to be alcohol-impaired drivers and it is found to be the highest among all vehicle types. In 2021, 29% of those motorcycle riders killed in traffic crashes were drunk. (NHTSA National Centre for Statistics and analysis 2021).

BAC is determined primarily by:

Amount of alcohol consumed

How fast it is consumed

Body weight


Never use drugs and ride

Combining alcohol and drugs compounds their effects. It is not legal, safe, or wise to operate a motor vehicle while impaired by marijuana and other controlled or illegal substances, since they can distort your perception of time, space, and speed.

This is especially true for motorcycle riders, who must continually make detailed assessments of complex traffic situations and make split-second decisions requiring precise rider input to navigate safely and maintain an adequate safety margins.

Prescription and Over-the Counter Medications

While the dangers of alcohol and illegal drugs are widely acknowledged on the road, it’s crucial to recognize that impairment extends beyond these substances for motorcyclists. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and even some common remedies can pose risks to a rider’s focus and reaction time.  Awareness of the potential impact of all substances, legal or not, is paramount for motorcyclists. Riding demands a keen mind and swift reflexes, making it essential to scrutinize every substance that enters the body. True freedom on two wheels comes not just from the throttle but from the responsibility to stay vigilant and unimpaired on the open road.