A person’s BAC level measures the amount of alcohol in the blood, by recording the milligrams of ethanol per milliliters of blood. Most countries around the world have legal BAC limits, ranging from 0.0 mg/ml to 0.8 mg/ml with different penalties applying for breaking the law. In some countries, lower BAC limits are set for young,
inexperienced drivers and/or for operators of commercial vehicles.
They say that the grass is greener on the other side but upon further scrutiny of drunk driving laws by countries it seems Kenya is among the countries with the greenest grass.
Beverage alcohol is widely enjoyed the world over in countless different settings and by a great many people. It is well recognized that irresponsible drinking patterns, coupled with certain behaviors, such as driving, may bring about a range of harmful outcomes. Accordingly, many countries agree on the need to establish regulations that prohibit impaired driving, particularly as it applies to the operation of automobiles on public roads. The setting of maximum allowable BAC levels is a tool for enforcement and for prevention.
Some countries with the same legal limit as Kenya (0.08%) include : Central Africa Republic, Cape Verde, Ghana, Niger, Seychelles and Zambia. South Africa has set it’s limit at 0.05% and 0.02% for professional drivers (trucks over 3.5 tonnes, and vehicles carrying passengers for reward).