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BAC Conversion Chart

There are many factors that affect your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) when you drink. Some of these include:  a person's size, gender and physical condition; what they have had to eat; how much sleep they have had; what medications they are taking and, importantly, the actual alcohol content of their chosen "drink."

Size and gender difference are reflected in the following estimated charts:

BAC Chart for Men
Men
  Approximate Blood Alcohol Percentage
Drinks Body Weight in Pounds  
  100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240  
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe
Driving Limit
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00
Only Safe Driving Limit
1 .04 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 .02 .02 Driving
Skills
Significantly
Affected
Possible
Criminal
Penalties
2 .08 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04 .03 .03
3 .11 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06 .05 .05
4 .15 .12 .11 .09 .08 .08 .07 .06
5 .19 .16 .13 .12 .11 .09 .09 .08
6 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09 Legally
Intoxicated

Criminal
Penalties
7 .26 .22 .19 .16 .15 .13 .12 .11
8 .30 .25 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14 .13
9 .34 .28 .24 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14
10 .38 .31 .27 .23 .21 .19 .17 .16 Death Possible
Subtract .01% for each 40 minutes of drinking.
One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer,
or 5 oz. of table wine.

 

BAC Chart for Women
Women
  Approximate Blood Alcohol Percentage
Drinks Body Weight in Pounds  
  90 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240  
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe
Driving Limit
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe Driving Limit
1 .05 .05 .04 .03 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 Driving Skills
Significantly
Affected
Possible
Criminal
Penalties
2 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04
3 .15 .14 .11 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06
4 .20 .18 .15 .13 .11 .10 .09 .08 .08
5 .25 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09
6 .30 .27 .23 .19 .17 .15 .14 .12 .11 Legally
Intoxicated

Criminal
Penalties
7 .35 .32 .27 .23 .20 .18 .16 .14 .13
8 .40 .36 .30 .26 .23 .20 .18 .17 .15
9 .45 .41 .34 .29 .26 .23 .20 .19 .17
10 .51 .45 .38 .32 .28 .25 .23 .21 .19
Death Possible
Subtract .01% for each 40 minutes of drinking.
One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer, or 5 oz. of table wine.

 

 

Blood Alcohol Content Drink Driving Limits By Country

Lower blood alcohol limits may apply in some countries for professional drivers, inexperienced drivers or operators of heavy vehicles.

Country
BAC (%)
  Country
BAC (%)
Afghanistan
0.00
 Luxembourg
0.08
Albania
0.01
 Macau
0.05
Algeria
0.01
 Macedonia
0.05
American Samoa
0.08
 Madagascar
?
Angola
No Limit
 Malawi
0.08
Anguilla
No Limit
 Malaysia
0.08
Antigua and Barbuda
0.08
 Maldives
0.00
Argentina
0.05
 Mali
0.00
Armenia
0.00
 Malta
0.08
Aruba
0.05
 Manitoba
0.05
Australia
0.05
 Mariana Islands
0.08
Austria
0.05
 Marshall Islands
?
Azerbaijan
0.00
 Martinique
0.05
Bahamas
0.08
 Mauritania
?
Bahrain
0.00
 Mauritius
0.05
Bangladesh
0.00
 Mayotte
0.05
Barbados
0.08
 Mexico
0.08
Belarus
0.04
 Micronesia
0.05
Belgium
0.05
 Midway Islands
0.08
Belize
0.08
 Moldova
0.03
Benin
0.05
 Monaco
0.05
Bermuda
0.08
 Mongolia
0.02
Bhutan
No Limit
 Montenegro
0.05
Bolivia
0.07
 Montserrat
0.08
Bosnia and Herzegovina
0.05
 Morocco
0.00
Botswana
0.08
 Mozambique
0.02
Bouvet Island
0.02
 Namibia
0.05
Brazil
0.00
 Nauru
?
British Virgin Islands
0.08
 Navassa Island
0.08
Brunei
0.00
 Nepal
0.00
Bulgaria
0.05
 Netherlands
0.05
Burkina Faso
No Limit
 Netherlands Antilles
0.05
Burma (Myanmar)
?
 New Caledonia
0.05
Burundi
0.10
 New Zealand
0.08
Cambodia
0.05
 Nicaragua
0.08
Cameroon
?
 Niger
0.08
Canada
0.08
 Nigeria
0.00
Cape Verde
0.08
 Niue
?
Cayman Islands
0.10
 Norfolk Island
0.05
Chad
?
 North Korea
0.05
Chile
0.05
 Norway
0.02
China
0.02
 Oman
0.00
Christmas Island
0.05
 Pakistan
0.00
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
0.05
 Palau
0.01
Colombia
?
 Panama
0.00
Comoros
No Limit
 Papua New Guinea
0.08
Cook Islands
0.08
 Paraguay
0.08
Costa Rica
0.05
 Peru
0.05
Côte d'Ivoire
0.08
 Philippines
0.05
Croatia
0.05
 Pitcairn Islands
0.08
Cuba
0.00
 Poland
0.02
Cyprus
0.05
 Portugal
0.05
Czech Republic
0.00
 Puerto Rico
0.08
Democratic Republic of Congo
No Limit
 Qatar
0.00
Denmark
0.05
 Reunion
0.05
Djibouti
?
 Romania
0.00
Dominican Republic
No Limit
 Russia
0.03
East Timor
?
 Rwanda
?
Ecuador
0.07
 Saint Barthelemy
0.05
Egypt
0.05
 Saint Helena
0.08
El Salvador
0.05
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
0.08
Equatorial Guinea
0.00
 Saint Lucia
0.08
Eritrea
0.00
 Saint Martin
0.05
Estonia
0.02
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon
0.05
Ethiopia
No Limit
 Saint Vincent
0.08
Falkland Islands
0.08
 Samoa
0.08
Faroe Islands
0.05
 San Marino
0.08
Fiji
0.08
 São Tomé and Príncipe
0.05
Finland
0.05
 Saudi Arabia
0.00
France
0.05
 Senegal
?
French Guiana
0.05
 Serbia
0.05
French Polynesia
0.05
 Seychelles
0.08
Gabon
No Limit
 Sierra Leone
?
Gambia
0.00
 Singapore
0.08
Georgia
0.03
 Slovakia
0.00
Germany
0.05
 Slovenia
0.05
Ghana
0.08
 Solomon Islands
0.08
Gibraltar
0.05
 Somalia
?
Greece
0.05
 South Africa
0.05
Greenland
0.05
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
0.08
Grenada
0.08
 South Korea
0.05
Guadeloupe
0.05
 Spain
0.05
Guam
0.08
 Sri Lanka
0.08
Guatemala
0.08
 Sudan
0.02
Guernsey
0.08
 Suriname
0.08
Guinea
0.00
 Swaziland
0.08
Guinea-Bissau
0.05
 Sweden
0.02
Guyana
0.01
 Switzerland
0.05
Haiti
?
 Syria
?
Holland
0.05
 Taiwan
0.05
Honduras
0.07
 Tajikistan
0.00
Hong Kong
0.05
 Tanzania
0.08
Hungary
0.00
 Thailand
0.05
Iceland
0.05
 The Congo
No Limit
India
0.03
 Togo
No Limit
Indonesia
0.00
 Tokelau
0.08
Iran
0.00
 Tonga
0.08
Iraq
0.00
 Trinidad and Tobago
0.08
Ireland
0.08
 Tunisia
0.00
Isle of Man
0.08
 Turkey
0.05
Israel
0.05
 Turkmenistan
0.03
Italy
0.05
 Turks and Caicos
0.08
Jamaica
0.04
 Tuvalu
0.08
Japan
0.00
 Uganda
0.08
Jersey
0.08
 Ukraine
0.00
Jordan
0.00
 United Arab Emirates
0.00
Kazakhstan
0.00
 United Kingdom
0.08
Kenya
0.08
 United States
0.08
Kiribati
No Limit
 Uruguay
0.03
Kosovo
0.05
 Uzbekistan
0.00
Kuwait
0.00
 Vanuatu
No Limit
Kyrgyzstan
0.05
 Venezuela
0.05
Laos
No Limit
 Vietnam
0.08
Latvia
0.05
 Virgin Islands
0.08
Lebanon
0.08
 Wallis and Futuna
0.05
Lesotho
0.10
 Yemen
0.00
Liberia
0.08
 Yugoslavia
0.05
Libya
0.00
 Zambia
0.08
Liechtenstein
0.08
 Zimbabwe
0.08
Lithuania
0.04
  

 

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