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Burn Off

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Definition - What does Burn Off mean?

Burn off is the term used to describe the rate at which a driver's body metabolizes alcohol. The burn off rate varies from person to person and can increase or decrease depending on the driver's age, gender, medical conditions and weight. Understanding burn off is very important and can ensure that a driver who has consumed alcohol is safe to drive. Failure to understand burn off and driving while intoxicated can result in an accident, injuries, death or a DUI arrest.

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  • Burn Off Rate -- More information on Absorption, Metabolism, and Elimination of Alcohol

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