If you ever go through the unfortunate experience of getting pulled over on suspicion of drinking and driving, you were probably asked to take a breath test. This is done using a device called a breathalyzer, and the test itself is performed to reveal your blood alcohol content so that the law enforcement official who administers it can get an idea of your degree of impairment.
Quick, imagine someone driving drunk. Okay, who did you picture? If you are like many people, you imagined a man, maybe in his 30s, or perhaps you conjured a college student-still male. There is probably a reason you envisioned a man; after all, the fact is that men drive more under the influence than women do. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety points out that 1.5 percent of the female drivers in a 2007 survey had a BAC in excess of 0.08 percent, while the figure was 2.6 percent for men. That said, there are many considerations for women who drive after drinking.