How Drinking Affects Driving (this is a final copy and a typed outline)

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Effects if Alcohol on Drivers Performs

The use of alcohol has been a major problem in our society

A serious problem of alcohol is that of drunk drivers

Facts About Alcohol

Alcohol is a common name for chemical substances ethanol, grain alcohol or ethyl alcohol

Not digested but absorbed into the bloodstream

Alcohol is a major factor in nearly 41% of traffic accidents where some one is killed

Nearly 60% of all Fatalities during holidays are alcohol related

For drivers of all ages in fatal crashes one out of four is intoxicated

Half of those killed in alcohol related collisions had not been drinking

Mental Affects of Alcohol When Driving

After one drink first goes to area in brain that controls judgment and reasoning making them take risks

1st Concentration decreases and inhibitions are reduced causes one to be impulsive

2nd Reduced coordination trouble making trouble driving

3rd Distorted depth perception has trouble knowing how far away things are and how fast they are going

4th When the entire brain is affected the person may pass out

Alcohol alters moods and emotions

Gives a feeling of well being

Those that drink often become angry or sad.

Sometimes becoming silly and rude

Affects Alcohol Has On Physical Abilities

Muscular reactions slow down

Steering and breaking movements can become uncoordinated

Reflex actions is impaired and bright lights will blind the driver temporarily

Seeing Ability becomes unclear

Reduces the scanning and searching process

Eyes need more light to see dimly lit objects, and things will appeared blurred

The drunk driver may se several images, such as road lines or making oncoming cars is on both sides of the road

Reducing The Driving Risks

Best way to not drive under the influence of alcohol is not to drink at all.

Driving after drinking...