World health organization

10 facts on global road safety

A policeman waiting to do spot checks for drinking and driving in Mexico.

Drinking alcohol and driving increases the risk of a crash

Above a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 g/dl, the risk of road traffic crash increases dramatically. 89 countries, covering 66% of the world’s population (4.55 billion people), have a comprehensive drink-driving law enforcing the WHO-recommended blood alcohol concentration limit of 0.05 g/dl or less.

© WHO. All rights reserved.