Traffic situations are always unpredictable.
Drivers need to give their full attention to be able to make quick decisions. They have to watch the road and other cars while maintaining control of their vehicle. However, alcohol prevents this as it affects the thoughts, actions, and feelings of a person.
Alcohol has adverse effects on the body as soon as you have your first drink. It impairs you ability to concentrate, make sound judgments, and react quickly to situations.
As the amount of alcohol a person consumed increases, the less control they'll have on their mental and physical processes.
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Driving while impaired puts your own life and the life of others at risk as you'd be at more likely to cause an accident or highway injury. Driving under the influence dramatically increases the chances of crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
Impaired driving crashes claim thousands of lives every year in the United States. In 2017, out of 37,1333 car crash fatalities, 29% (10,874) were caused by drunk driving. Each day, about 30 people died as a result of these crashes, equating to one person every 48 minutes!
Knowing the facts about DUI can help improve ways to keep people safe while driving. Here are some sobering DUI statistics you have to know.