Driving a vehicle requires making many decisions that require
good judgement. When you are approaching a traffic signal
you must decide if you need to stop. In traffic, it's important
to judge how closely to follow other traffic, how fast to
drive for the conditions, whether its safe to pass a vehicle
and even whether you should be driving in the first place.
can decrease a person's inhibitions and increases aggression.
It's important to not let your
emotions influence your driving.
We talked about aggresive driving
earlier. Well, nothing
can bring it out like alcohol.
Decreased inhibition like speeding
for fun or racing can lead to tragic consequences.
Memory and Concentration:
Memory and comprehension loss
are both symptoms of drinking alcohol. This causes difficulty
in focusing and increses memory lapses.
Driving requires quick decisions and
responses. it's important to not let your mind wonder. It
only takes a couple seconds to drift off a road,
dim headlights or forget
to turn a turn signal on.
Alertness and attention:
Alcohol is a depressant that
easily qualifies as a mind altering drug. Drivers
need to be aware of common tasks such as braking for yellow
lights, noticing signs, staying awake, and watching for