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The Influence of Alcohol Consumption on Driving

For more than two decades, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and other similarly oriented organizations have attempted to educate the public about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances. These efforts have led to a much greater public awareness about the risks of drinking and driving and a strong public sentiment against persons who engage in this negligent and reckless behavior.

But there are still some motorists who are willing to take their chances by driving while intoxicated or otherwise impaired, and regrettably their doing so endangers the safety of all others on or near the roadway.

The Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, are deeply committed to helping to put an end to intoxicated driving. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver, contact us at 800-242-2874 so that we can help you to hold the responsible party accountable for your suffering.

Alcohol-Related Impairments

Some of the primary reasons that individuals may choose to drink alcoholic beverages are directly to blame for the negative impact that drinking has on a driver’s capacity to safely operate a motor vehicle. For example, the lowering of inhibitions correlates with compromised judgment and decision-making processes. The direct effects of alcohol consumption on a driver’s abilities may include:

  • Impaired ability to react to changes, such as a pedestrian stepping into the street
  • Reduced gross motor control
  • Lack of attention to the flow of traffic
  • Blurred vision
  • Inability to gauge speed and distance
  • Compromised judgment

All of these increase the chances of a motor vehicle accident occurring. There is no excuse for people who choose to endanger others by driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

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If a drunk driver has caused you bodily harm or property damage, we can help. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

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