Don't Drink and Ride

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?

YOUR MONEY

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

YOUR TIME

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

YOUR LICENSE

Suspension for up to 2 years if convicted of DUI.

YOUR PRIDE

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)

In the US, nearly 30% of motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes in 2013 had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher (NHTSA National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 2013). Using drugs while operating a motorcycle, tricycle, or scooter can also increase your risk of sustaining severe or fatal injuries. 

BAC is determined primarily by:

Amount of alcohol consumed

How fast it is consumed

Body weight

Gender

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.