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Essay on drink driving

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Drinking and driving affects all road users. “Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive.” [online] Available at :< http://www.think.direct.gov.uk >.When a person drinks several of the bodily functions that we as humans rely on whilst driving can be affected. A driver who is intoxicated has a poorer judgement of speed and distance, which makes drunk drivers unable to control the vehicle correctly and safely. A poor judgement of both speed and distance means your reaction times as a driver are reduced greatly. Drivers under the influence of alcohol suffer from a reduced field of vision, causing them to see traffic later than they should, which therefore gives them less time to react. When intoxicated many people become over confidence, and when placed behind the wheel of a car this can be deadly. This over confidence results in drivers taking unnecessary risks which increase the dangers to all drivers. This particular topic is a social issue because it affects not only the intoxicated driver but others around him. Due to the actions taken by the drunk driver damage can be caused to those around him. Cases of drink driving have fallen in 2010, however 250 people died, and 1,230 people were seriously injured (BBC, 2011). It’s not only other road users who are at risk, in 2011 Sophia Elizabeth was convicted of drink driving and three cases of hit and run (BBC, 2011). Drink driving can cause damage to people’s property which is not on the road, this includes the obvious things such as parked cars, but it also includes homes and gardens that intoxicated drivers have crashed into. In 2010 a man was charged with drink driving after crashing into a bungalow near Norwich (BBC, 2010). In some cases the passengers of the car are unaware that the driver is under the influence and that he is putting their lives at risk. This is also a social issue because it uses up hours of police time that could be spend on other areas of crime that are...