The Effects of Alcohol on Drivers
Most people are aware of the dangers associated with drinking alcohol and driving. Drivers under the influence of alcohol are responsible for about 32 percent of all vehicle related fatalities each year. But the exact reason alcohol can lead to such deadly results is often not clearly understood.
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The Symptoms of Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol directly affects the central nervous system. The exact side effects that individuals get from alchohol consumption are precisely what make them such a danger to themselves and anyone else on the road.
The extent of the side effects increase with the amount of consumption. At the legal limit of .08 percent blood alcohol concentration, the following side effects will take hold:
- Delayed reactions
- Impaired memory and comprehension
- Ataxia-balance issues or dizziness
- Blurred vision
- General sensory impairment
- Increased self-confidence and courage: this particular side-effect is very dangerous when combined with the other physically-hindering effects, as individuals are likely to drive in a more daring way than they otherwise would.
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