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An introduction to the issues of drinking and driving

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Drinking and Driving (DUI)

When putting those keys in the ignition and driving away after drinking you are not only putting your life at risk but you are risking the lives of all those you come across while driving. Poor Decision Making Alcohol affects you in a way that changes your judgement, depth perception as well as vital motor skills required to drive safely.

  • Each participant was asked to perform the four visits with a random order to balance the effect of the order on drivers;
  • The BAC level of 0;
  • The objectives of this paper are mainly the following;
  • In the United States, roughly 28 people die every day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.

Its easy to think you are driving normally when truly you are not. This is the best case scenario. Getting into an accident your life could be lost as well as any others who too are involved in this accident.

Study of the Effects of Alcohol on Drivers and Driving Performance on Straight Road

According to 2009 drunk driving statistics there were 10,839 traffic fatalities in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. This is those whose lives were lost not the total number of alcohol related accidents, or the number of individuals arrested for drinking and driving. Is drinking and driving more important than your legal status or life? Operating a motor vehicle while sober can be difficult in itself, adding alcohol or other intoxicants into the mix is putting your life and the lives of others on the roadways at risk.

The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

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  • The driving simulator was shown in Figure 1;
  • In most states the legal limit for BAC is;
  • Even with a small amount of alcohol assumption, drivers are twice likely to be involved in traffic accidents than sober drivers [ 5 ].

An officer has pulled you over for suspicious driving. If the officer smells a strong odor of alcohol, you exhibit slurred speech or general incoherence you will be asked to exit your vehicle and move to the side of the road where you will undergo field sobriety testing.

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If you fail to demonstrate the proper motor skills or judgment to safely operate a motor vehicle during these field tests, the officer can then ask permission to perform a blood alcohol content test, commonly abbreviated BAC. In most states the legal limit for BAC is.

You are now facing the legal repercussions of drinking and driving. All 50 states have taken serious action when it comes to individuals that DUI, driving under the influence, or DWI, driving while intoxicated.

There is zero tolerance, all violators will be arrested and charged accordingly. If you are arrested and charged for a DUI the state will prosecute you accordingly.

  • Operating a motor vehicle while sober can be difficult in itself, adding alcohol or other intoxicants into the mix is putting your life and the lives of others on the roadways at risk;
  • Getting into an accident your life could be lost as well as any others who too are involved in this accident;
  • Thus, a total of 25 healthy young male drivers were recruited to participate in this research.

First offense typically resulting in loss of license for 1 year, as well as, federally mandated outpatient alcohol abuse program and probation. Regardless to if this is your first offense or second if in an accident while DUI you will be fully prosecuted, if an individual is killed as a result you will too be charged with vehicular manslaughter.

Mathematical Problems in Engineering

If you are found guilty of an DWI, you will be charged with drinking and driving. The legal repercussions of an DWI vary with each individual state jurisdiction, often resulting with time in jail, federally mandated alcohol treatment programs and loss of drivers license for an amount of time.

  1. Additionally, fewer objects may be visible within your peripheral vision, or what you can see to either side of you when looking straight ahead.
  2. Therefore, if the car in front of you brakes suddenly or a pedestrian crosses the street, it will take longer for your brain to process the situation and prevent an accident.
  3. The straight roadway and curve were alternant in the scenario. To avoid residual effects of alcohol dose, the participants carried out the experiments at four BAC levels of 0.
  4. Each aspect of the investigation included three options, which meant worse, invariant, and better, respectively, contrast with normal driving. They were also asked to have a noon break at least one hour on the day of the experiment.

While National averages have dropped by half over the past 35 years there is still an ongoing problem with drinking and driving. The solution to this problem does not just rest in the hands of law enforcement to find these violators and prosecute them but within each and every person to make the conscious choice not to drink and drive. There is always a better option. Keep the roadways safe along with your loved ones and the loved ones of others by not drinking and driving.