Drinking has many effects on the body. A drinker’s reaction time and reflexes are slowed down. Concentration is more difficult to maintain and drinking can cause drowsiness. , Drinking can affect motor skills and reduce a person’s ability to coordinate between their eyes, hands and feet. Despite all the changes a drinker may have their judgement impaired, causing drivers to think they’re driving normally. “Alcohol can hinder the ability to make rational decisions” (Drunk Driving).
Alcohol affects drinkers both physically and mentally. Various factors that influence a drinker’s level of impairment include the amount of alcohol consumed, how much food was eaten prior to or during …show more content…
People are very aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. There are ads and websites devoted preventing people from thinking its okay to drink and drive.
A lot of people don’t expect accidents to happen. Many individuals think nothing bad could possibly happen to them and remain optimistic about their abilities. The odds of something bad happening seem so slim, especially to an intoxicated person. People sometimes overestimate their ability to handle large quantities of alcohol. When someone is intoxicated their confidence is raised and their ability to perform tasks such as driving is lowered.
Driving and drinking is something a lot of people are against. People take many steps to reduce the risk of having to drive while drunk. “Due to increased public awareness, prevention, enforcement and treatment/recovery, alcohol-impaired driving deaths have decreased 48.5% from 1982 to 2006” (Drinking and