Drink Driving


The issue

When under the influence, you are slower with your movement and reactions. Your judgement becomes less accurate, you are more confident than usual - this could lead to some danger and your multitasking ability is taken away.

Many people think that if they have a couple of drinks that they will still be fine to drive, but this is not true. Even with a small amount of alcohol in your system, you are not 100% yourself. With an alcohol blood level of even 0.05, you are doubling the chances of being in a car crash. Between 2009 and 2013, there were 103 fatal crashes involving drink drivers of which 96 were at fault, that information is proof of what the problem is.

How it is affecting young drivers -

If you binge drink under the age of 21, you are stopping your brain from fully developing. There are 2 parts of your brain that can be affected, these being the parts that enable us to learn, remember, plan, judge, make decisions, impulse control and language.

You are by choice, putting these qualities of yourself at risk. Alcohol can negatively impact on a young person’s problem solving skills and performance at school, as well as potentially affecting their body, mood and mental health.
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