ALCOHOL

By: Skylar Dills

What Is Alcohol?

a colorless volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks, and is also used as an industrial solvent and as fuel.

Effects On Drinking:

-Slows down reactions

-Impairs vision

-Interferes with concentration

-Dulls judgment

-Creates a false sense of confidence

Risks Of Drinking & Driving:

Driving while either intoxicated or drunk is dangerous and drivers with high blood alcohol content or concentration, are at greatly increased risk of car accidents, highway injuries and vehicular deaths. Possible prevention measures examined here include establishing DWI courts, suspending or revoking driver licenses, impounding or confiscating vehicle plates, impounding or immobilizing vehicles, enforcing open container bans, increasing penalties such as fines or jail for drunk driving, and mandating alcohol education. Safety seat belts, air bags, designated drivers, and effective practical ways to stay sober are also discussed.