People often drive after having a couple of drinks because, despite being under the influence of alcohol, they believe they are capable of properly operating a vehicle. It is a reckless choice that many make on a regular basis simply because they are unaware of the level of their impairment. Accidents caused by slightly inebriated, or “buzzed”, drivers can have serious consequences for innocent motorists on Texas roads and highways. Even trace amounts of alcohol in the bloodstream increase the risk of being involved in a fatal car accident according to a new study conducted by the University of California-San Diego. Researchers have concluded that drivers with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) level of .01 are more likely to be responsible for causing car accidents compared to sober motorists.