|Determine Your Tolerance||BAC Results|
|Elapsed time:||hrs min|
|Total Alcohol Consumed|
|Percent alcohol:|| %|
[no alcohol added]
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
Blood Alcohol content is measured by the amount of ethanol (aka – alcohol) that is present in one’s bloodstream. The Federal legal limit for operating a vehicle requires that you be under .08 to legally drive. However, it should be noted that impaired driving typically begins to occur between .05 – .08. To help put this into perspective, The National Transportation Safety Board reported that Europe saw the number of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers reduced by more than half since lowering their nations legal limit to .05.
|.00% - .03%||Normal||None|
|.031% - .06%||>Mild euphoria|
|.061% - .09%||>Dis-inhibition||>Impaired Judgement|
>Impaired fine-muscle control
|.10% - .19%||>Anger / Depression|
|>Impaired Reaction Times|
>Possibility of Nausea
|.20% - .30%||>Impaired sensations|
>Possibility of falling unconscious
|>Severe motor impairment|
>Loss of consciousness
|.31% And UP||>Not aware of surroundings|
|>Possibility of Alcohol Poisoning|
>Possibility of going into a Coma
>Possibility of death
What Affects Your BAC?
- How fast you have been drinking.
- How much alcohol you’ve ingested.
- Weight / Body size
- Food in Stomach
About The BAC Calculator
The formula for this calculator was derived using a variation of the standard widmark formula:
There are a lot of variables going on here – so Let’s break down each one…
|EBAC||Estimated Blood Alcohol Content|
|A||Is the amount of actual alcohol per serving in your drink. The easiest way to get this number is to multiply the amount of fluid ounces by the % of alcohol it contains.|
|n||# of drinks consumed.|
|5.14||Is our Conversion factor Constant. ( .823 x 100/16 ) Where .823 is used to converted liquid oz to weight. While the value of 100 is used to convert that number to a percent and then finally 16 is used to convert from pounds to ounces.|
|W||body weight in lbs|
|r||This variable represents the average rate at which alcohol can be processed by the body. Since these numbers can and will vary from person to person - we use the average for our calculations ( .73=men / .66=women).|
Alright, Now that we’ve defined our variables – It’s just a simple matter of plugging in our own information to figure out our intoxication level:
1.) A 200 lbs man drinking 4 beers in 2 hours
- (.6 x 4) x 5.14 ) / ( 200 *.73 ) – ( .015* 2 )
- After calculations… ( 12.336/ 146 ) – ( .03) = .054 BAC
The Disclaimer:It should be noted that while this formula has been the standard for calculating intoxication levels for nearly a century – some of the variables will differ slightly from person to person. As such, with any BAC calculator – It is recommended that you only use these calculations as a rough estimate!