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December 11, 2011


In What Ways Does Alcohol Affect Driving Skills?
After drinking, the brain works inefficiently, taking longer to receive messages from the eye; processing information becomes more difficult and instructions to the muscles are delayed. Alcohol slows down reaction time by 10 to 30 per cent. It also reduces ability to perform two or more tasks at the same time.
Alcohol reduces the ability to see distant objects and night vision can be reduced by 25 per cent. Blurred and double vision can also occur. Ability to perceive what is happening at the roadside is weakened.
Loss of peripheral vision could be crucial. Alcohol may also create a sense of overconfidence, with the
result that people are prepared to take greater risks.
Even when sober, young drivers and riders are more accident prone than older, more experienced
drivers. Their lower tolerance to alcohol further increases their accident risk. The vulnerability of a young person to the effects of alcohol is shown by the lower average blood alcohol levels of young drink driving offenders compared with older offenders. The same pattern is found in drivers who are killed.

For young people accident risk increases after one drink; after two it doubles and after five it can have increased ten fold!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Charles Hellyar. permalink
    December 11, 2011 1:20 pm

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  2. Amanda Swart permalink
    December 11, 2011 3:05 pm

    Be responsible!!! don’t drink and drive organise a lift with sober people

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