Alcohol is a drug, a very popular drug. Alcohol has been around for a
long time, and people have always enjoyed it's effects. Many people have
passions for alcohol, some people have refrigerators filled with beer, many
others are wine connoisseurs. Alcohol always seems to liven up the party. But
no madder what your preference is, alcohol can be very dangerous when combined
with the operation of an automobile. If you can remember only a few things from
this report remember this: driving drunk is unsafe to you, and everyone else
around you. The driver's of other cars, pedestrians, etc Driving drunk can
also be very, very costly: insurance surcharges, insurance rates, tickets, fines.
You should understand what alcohol does to you before we go on. Alcohol
is a depressant, and often enhances your mood. If your angry, after a couple
drinks you may be quite possibly angrier. If you are sad, you probably will
feel sadder after some drinks. It is not good to drink and drive when you are
in a good mood, but your driving is also influenced by your mood. It can make
you drive faster, pay attention less, etc Study's have shown that the
combination of anger, and drinking is responsible for much of reckless driving.
Not only can alcohol enhance your mood, but it has been proven that it can
quickly alter your mood. When alcohol is consumed, it is not digested. It
passes through your stomach and small intestine directly into the bloodstream
and is carried to all parts of your body. It reaches your brain in small amounts.
When alcohol is ingested in larger amounts, it dulls the area of your brain
that control inhibition, judgment, and self-control. Hopefully you can see how
this could be detrimental to your health when driving. Drinking.
But how does alcohol effect my driving? To expand upon this, drinking
increases your self-confidence, and inhibitions but lowers your driving
performance (reaction times,... [continues]
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