BY SARAH COLLINS-BRAY
DRINKING ISN'T THE PROBLEM. DRINK DRIVING IS THE PROBLEM.
Drink driving is a facto in about one in every five crashes in NSW where someone loses their life. You do not have to be drunk to be affected by alcohol. Between 2008 - 2012, 89% were men and 66% were under the age of 40.
Alcohol affects your driving, it does:
- slow down your reaction time, can't respond to situations and make decisions.
- makes you drowsy - falling asleep at the wheel is a high possibility.
- harder to do more than one thing at a time - while steering you could miss traffic lights, cars entering from side streets or pedestrians.