Effects Of Alcohol And Drunk
Driving requires high concentration, excellent body coordination, and
proper decision making.
These three factors are significantly affected by alcohol intoxication
which impairs someone’s driving abilities.
Alcohol intoxication typically begins after having two or more alcoholic
drinks which result in mild sedation and poor brain coordination.
Slurred speech, vomiting, and loss of balance are as a result of the high
concentration of alcohol(Lautier, 2016)
Over 10,000 alcohol-related fatalities were recorded in 2017 in the united
states which accounts for over 30% of the fatal accidents recorded in the
Statistically, 26 people die every day due to alcohol-related crashes
which accounts for one person every fifteen minutes.
The current BAC is 0.10 % of which is set by the national transportation
However, in some regions, BAC is 0.08%. Consequently, the nationwide
BAC is under review to be reduced to 0.05%
In 2016 over 1 million people were arrested while driving under the
influence of alcohol and other narcotics.
Alcohol-impaired accidents have significantly reduced in the past decade
after the government implemented policies that include DUI convictions
in personal profiles.
Reducing the BAC to 0.05 % is expected to reduce the fatalities further.
Nonetheless, these policy changes are under heavy criticism because
only 5% of those tested registered a BAC of 0.0- 0.05% and most of the
accidents on the road are a result of other factors other than alcoho...
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