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Alcohol can affect your ability to drive safely

It's difficult enough to drive safely when you're sober. If you add alcohol into the mix, it's even more challenging to avoid trouble on your way to your destination.

Alcohol can affect your ability to drive safely. Here's how:

  • Causes drowsiness: This limits your ability to focus on the road. It also increases the likelihood of falling asleep while you're behind the wheel. Either way, drowsiness increases the risk of an accident.
  • Loss of coordination: You may not think about it when you're sober, but it takes coordination to safely operate a motor vehicle. When under the influence, your coordination is hindered, making it a challenge to drive safely.
  • Reaction time: Alcohol slows your reaction time, which can cause a number of problems when driving. For instance, if another vehicle suddenly stops, you'll need to do the same. If your impairment slows your reaction time, you may not be able to avoid a crash.

Even though most people understand the basic ways alcohol affects their driving skills, millions make the mistake of drinking and driving anyway.

If you're arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, exercise your right to remain silent. You don't want to say anything that could be used against you in the court of law.

Once you're processed and released, turn your attention to your criminal charges and the defense strategy you can use to avoid serious consequences such as jail time, fines, community service and license suspension.

You're in a difficult spot, but knowing how to protect your legal rights will improve your situation.

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