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Young women taking more risks by drinking and driving


Last updated 12/25/2008 at Noon

Womens Blood Alcohol Level Estimation Chart per Drinks/Weight

Stats skyrocket on women ages 21-24 in alcohol-related accidents.

The amount of women drivers involved in alcohol-related deaths and injuries have nearly doubled in the past decade, surpassing their male counterparts in alcohol-related collisions resulting in fatality or injury.

According to analyses by the Automobile Club of Southern California, the amount of women drivers aged 21 to 24 involved in fatal and injury alcohol-related crashes has risen by 166 percent, while their male counterparts’ crashes have risen 39 percent from 1998 to 2007.

“These numbers suggest a significant cha...

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