Drinking and Driving

Don't drive intoxicated.

Affect from Drinking and Driving

While driving intoxicated, it affects not only you and the people around you. Examples being,


Alcohol Consumed: Affects on Body

0.02 – 0.05 relaxation, light body warmth, lower inhibition

0.05 – 0.10 impairment of speech, vision, balance; sedation, tranquility, slowed reaction time, reduced self-control

0.10 – 0.20 slurred speech, blurred vision, poor coordination, loss of balance, slowed thinking and nausea

0.20 – 0.30 difficult walking, total mental confusion, double vision, vomiting

0.30 – 0.40 may pass out, tremors, memory loss, cool body temperature

0.40 – 0.50 difficulty breathing, coma, possible death

0.50 and up

death


Other affects from drinking while driving could result in jail; which results in a criminal record. If it becomes a pattern, the driver could loose their license.

The most obvious effect of drunk driving would be a minor or horrible crash which can cause broken bones, parallelization, brain damage, and worse of all, but very common, death.


Cars will be wreaked, but that doesn't even compare to the fact that you could hurt or kill yourself and others with you in the car if driving intoxicated; so when you drink think before you drive. Be smart.


Commercial effects on others:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud8p5t2sXOo



Preventions

One of the most effective ways to prevent drinking and driving is to have a plan before you know you are going to be drinking. Taking public transportation, calling a taxi or enlisting a designated driver are all ways you can prevent drinking and driving. Other safety measures include wearing your seat belt and having a vehicle with airbags. Since alcohol impairs judgment and reasoning, it is imperative that you come up with a solid plan regarding how you will get to and from where you need to go after you’ve been drinking.