How many beers can you drink to not to pass the breathalyzer in the Yucatan?

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Passing the breathalyzer test in Yucatan is only possible by moderating our alcohol consumption and avoiding excesses

MÉRIDA.- Although for some it is tedious, checkpoints can save lives when the driver has drunk too much, but how much alcohol could a driver consume to pass the breathalyzer test in Yucatán?

How many beers can you drink and still pass?

Breathalyzer operatives use precise instruments to measure the level of alcohol concentration in breath, which is important to avoid accidents caused by excess alcohol, be it beer, wine or any strong liquor.

However, passing the breathalyzer test in Yucatan is possible by controlling the amount of alcohol we consume at our parties, especially as the holiday season approaches in which posadas are prevalent.

What is the alcohol limit allowed to drive in Yucatan?

In accordance with article 328 of the Regulations of the Traffic and Highway Law of the State of Yucatan, drivers with a blood alcohol level (BAC) greater than 0.080 milligrams per 100 milliliters, or alcohol in expired air ( ACBr) greater than 0.40 milligrams/liter”.

In the event that the test yields a result between 0.060 and 0.079 milligrams per 100 milliliters or breath alcohol (BrAC) less than 0.40 milligrams/liter, the driver will receive a fine classified as serious.

The precautionary measure of immobilization of the vehicle will also be applied, when there is no one who drive it.

How to calculate the level of alcohol in the blood?

Drivers can calculate the approximate level of alcohol in the blood through the platform of the Youth Integration Center of Mexico City at this link.

To use it, it is necessary to enter the data of sex, weight and number of drinks consumed.

To find out what alcohol concentration a drink has, this platform uses the Standard Drink Unit (UBE). A drink or cup contains a fixed amount of pure alcohol, but there are variations depending on the type of drink; in the case of giant jars, yards or loggerheads are equivalent to 3 standard drinks.

What is the ‘standard drink’ in Mexico?

The standard drink (TE) or standard drink unit (UBE) is a unit of measure that defines the pure alcohol content in one measure, a value that is declared in grams.

In Mexico, a standard drink has a value of 13 grams, which is equivalent to 16 milliliters of pure alcohol.

How many beers can you drink and pass the breathalyzer in the Yucatan?

Calculating the grams per liter of alcohol in the blood is difficult due to differences in weight between people, however there are approximate ones, in this case is calculated by the tool of the Youth Integration Center of Mexico City.

The tool calculates the level of alcohol in the blood by considering the weight, gender of the person and the number of beers, glasses of wine or liquor consumed, using the ‘standard drink’ as the unit of measure for the alcohol consumed, that is, 16 milliliters of pure alcohol in one drink.

A man weighing 100 kilos can drive and pass the breathalyzer test if he drank up to two glasses of beer or glasses of alcohol or wine.

A man weighing 80 kilos can drive and pass the breathalyzer test if he only drank a glass of beer, a glass of alcohol or wine.

A woman weighing 60 kilos can drive and pass the breathalyzer test if she only drank a glass of beer, a glass of alcohol or wine.

A woman weighing around 50 kilos cannot pass the breathalyzer test if she drank a glass of beer, alcohol, or wine, since she would have more than .8 grams of alcohol per liter of alcohol in the blood.

Recommendations for driving after a party

In the December season or any celebration such as Mexican Independence Day, birthdays or Halloween parties, taking precautions when consuming alcohol is necessary to avoid accidents.

The Youth Integration Center of Mexico City issues the following recommendations.

  • Drink slowly and in moderation.
  • Avoid “shots”.
  • Space out drinks and alternate with non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Eating before and during alcohol consumption.
  • Limit yourself to two glasses of any alcoholic beverage in the case of women and three in men.

What are the penalties for driving while intoxicated in the Yucatan?

Article 331 of the Regulations of the Yucatan Traffic and Highway Law indicates that “in the event that the result of the tests and analyzes referred to in the previous article is positive, the officers will proceed to the immediate immobilization of the vehicle ”.based on the already mentioned rates of alcohol in the blood or expired air will be subject to sanctions such as a fine classified as serious and the immobilization of the vehicle in case there is no other person to drive.

In the event that the tests yield results at rates lower than those indicated in the previous section, the driver will be reprimanded.

Source: Diario de Yucatan