We want to spread the word about drinking and driving because it’s the holiday season. When you drink alcohol, your inhibitions go down, which can make you do things like drive while drunk. It is a serious crime to get behind the wheel of a car, truck, motorcycle, or any other motorised vehicle after drinking alcohol.
The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
It takes about 30 minutes to two hours for alcohol to be absorbed into your bloodstream. During this time, your breathing may slow down and your thinking may be slower. Because of this, it’s always dangerous to drink and drive.
Here are a few ways that alcohol affects your ability to drive:
When alcohol is in your system, it slows down how quickly you can respond to different situations. When you drink, your response time slows down, which can make you more likely to get into an accident. So, if the car in front of you stops suddenly or a person crosses the street, it will take your brain longer to process the situation and stop an accident.
A lack of coordination
When you drink too much, your motor skills like eye, hand, and foot coordination get worse. Without important coordination skills, you may not be able to avoid a dangerous situation. Some telltale signs of poor coordination are having trouble walking, swaying, and not being able to stand straight. Too much alcohol can even make it hard to get in your car and find the ignition.
No matter how much or how little you drink, it can affect your ability to concentrate. When you’re driving, there are many things that need your full attention, such as staying in your lane, your speed, other cars on the road, and traffic signals. When you drink, you can’t pay as much attention to what you’re doing, which makes it much more likely that you’ll get into an accident.
Lessen your vision
Too much alcohol can hurt your vision. After drinking, you may notice that your vision is blurry or that you can’t control how your eyes move. Your ability to judge the distance between your car and other cars on the road can be affected by your vision. Also, you may be able to see less in your side vision, which is what you can see when you look straight ahead.
Your brain controls how you judge certain circumstances. When you’re driving a motorised vehicle, your judgement skills are a big part of how you make decisions. For example, you need to be able to see potential problems and make clear decisions if another car cuts you off. Using your judgement helps you stay alert and aware of what’s going on around you while driving.
Do Not Wait Until It is Too Late – Get Help Now!
As mentioned, drinking affects your ability to drive. This affects the safety of everyone around you, putting them at risk because of your slow reaction times, decreased ability to focus, and blurred vision. If even one drink starts to affect your body, then even one drink affects the lives of those around you. Simply put, if a drunk driving accident hurts someone else, it will have a big effect on the driver’s life.
With our complete alcohol treatment programme, anyone can stop drinking and live a healthy, sober life. We have a treatment plan that fits the needs of each client, no matter how mild, moderate, or severe their alcohol use disorder is.
Contact ARCA Rehabs right away if you or someone you care about is having trouble with alcohol abuse or addiction. One of our people will be available to talk to you about our programmes to help people who are addicted to alcohol.