Having any alcohol in your system increases the chance of crashing by 5 times
alcohol negatively affects your riding skills
Riding a motorcycle takes coordination, balance and most importantly, good judgment. Alcohol, more than any other single factor, can rob you of your ability to think clearly and ride safely.
Don't risk it
Riding a motorcycle involves a degree of risk. But mixing alcohol and motorcycling is a risk you don’t have to take. No one is immune to the effects of alcohol.
Even if you’re not legally impaired after drinking, alcohol robs you of some of the critical skills and judgment you need to ride safely. The safest and most responsible choice is to not drink and ride. If you plan on drinking, leave your bike at home and designate a sober driver or safe ride home BEFORE you head out.
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HAVING A BAC GREATER THAN .05 PERCENT INCREASES THE RISK OF CRASHING BY 40 TIMES
PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FRIENDS AND FELLOW RIDERS
If you ride impaired, you’re asking for trouble. DUI is a crime that is aggressively enforced and prosecuted in Utah. Officers throughout the state routinely conduct patrols and check points to remove impaired drivers and riders from the road. You’d be looking at $10,000 in fines and fees, an impounded bike, ignition interlock devices and more—nothing good there.
And to be honest, an arrest for DUI is a consequence of impaired riding that’s on the lower end of the severity scale. What’s more likely and much more severe is you crashing. Alcohol affects your balance, reaction time and judgment—motorcycles are unforgiving, even of small errors. You should never mix alcohol with riding.