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Study: 35% of Designated Drivers Are Buzzed

Study: 35% of Designated Drivers Are Buzzed

(NEWSER– Designated drivers aren't always the teetotalers one might hope them to be, a study suggests. Researchers tested 1,071 subjects exiting bars in a Florida city on a series of Friday nights over a three-month period; 165 of the subjects called themselves designated drivers. Of those, 35% had had something to drink: 17% of them had blood alcohol content between 0.02% and 0.049%, and another 18% had BAC of at least 0.05% (the NTSB's newly desired drunk-driving limit).

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