Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over
You Can't Trust Yourself When You Ride While Impaired

Plan a Sober Ride Home

36 % of motorcycle fatalities over the 2018 Labor Day weekend were in crashes that involved a drunk driver


If you ride a motorcycle, you already know how much fun riding can be. This Labor Day, and every day, make it a point to not only have fun, but to never ride while impaired. Your ability to operate a motorcycle — or any vehicle — is reduced anytime you drink or get high. Drugs, whether legally prescribed or illegal, pose a threat to you, your passenger and others on the road. When it comes to alcohol, even a small amount of alcohol reduces brain function and impairs thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination. In 2018, motorcycle riders were overrepresented in deadly drunk driving crashes — they had the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired drivers compared to any other vehicle types, such as cars or trucks.

Help Change the Statistic

Drunk Riding

It's illegal everywhere to ride drunk. A DUI can set you back, on average, $10,000 and there could be a crash — people could get hurt or killed.

The Effects of Alcohol on Riding

Blood Alcohol ConcentrationPredictable Effects on Riding
 
.02Decline in visual functions, decline in ability to perform two tasks at the same time
.05Reduced coordination, reduced ability to track moving objects, difficulty steering, reduced response to emergency driving situations
.08Reduced concentration, short-term memory loss, lack of speed control, reduced information processing capability, impaired perception
.10Reduced ability to maintain lane position and brake appropriately
.15Substantial impairment in motorcycle control, attention to riding task, and in necessary visual and auditory information processing
Blood Alcohol Concentration and Predictable Effects on Riding

Be Responsible: Have a Plan
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  1. Plan a safe and sober ride home before drinking alcohol. Don't forget to arrange for a safe place to leave your motorcycle.
  2. Don’t let someone get on a motorcycle if that person has been drinking.
  3. If you’re hosting a party with alcohol, make sure everyone has a safe ride home – including motorcyclists.

If You Feel Different, You Drive Different — Drive High Get a DUI

Did you know that you can also get a DUI for riding under the influence of drugs?