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2 Do Now Drinking Dilemma In your groups come up with: 3 reasons why the legal drinking age should remain at 21 3 reasons why the legal drinking age should be lowered to 18

3 Driving Under the Influence Chapter 6

4 ALCOHOL The negative effects of alcohol on an individual.

5 Alcohol A drug that alters the state of consciousness (depressant) Increases the body’s BAC or blood alcohol content

6 As little as 1 drink can begin to negatively affect the body for the driving process Reaction Time Coordination Balance Spatial Awareness Vision Decision Making

7 How Much is Too Much? BAC is determined by 4 factors. Quantity of alcohol consumed Body Weight How quickly drinks were consumed Food eaten

8 BLOOD ALCOHOL CHART This is not an accurate document to use in the evaluation of BAC, it is to provide a basic guideline.

9 Illegal limit 21 yrs or older ->.08% or higher Under 21yrs ->.01% or higher

10 BAC Levels The risk for causing a motor vehicle accident doubles at slightly above.05% 6x’s greater at.10% 25x’s greater at.15%

11 If you weigh 150lbs your chances of getting into an accident doubles after 2 drinks

12 The Price to Be Paid is NOT Always with Money

13 Penalties Refusal to take a breath test is equal to driving with a BAC of.08% for a 1 st offense. This is called the “Implied Consent Law” Penalties include: Loss of driving for 6mths – 1yr Sur-charge $1,000 per year for 3 years (failure to pay will result in an indefinite suspension of driving until fee is paid)

14 Studies show that most people arrested for drinking and driving had been drinking beer

15 How can someone sober up? 1.Coffee 2.Cold Shower 3.Focusing on being sober 4.Time

16 Eating and Alcohol Food slows the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream, but eating will not prevent a high BAC when steadily drinking large amounts

17 Protecting Yourself Don’t drink and drive Use a designated driver Public transportation Be informed

18 Drugs and Driving It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of any illegal drugs Drugs that “may cause drowsiness or dizziness” should not be taken before driving Cold pills Tranquilizers Some prescription medications

19 Good Hosts and the Drinking Driver Stop serving alcohol well before the party ends

20 Designated Driver A DD is responsible for the safe transportation of friends or family members who have been drinking alcoholic beverages

21 How to recognize a Drunk Driver or DUI Speeding Weaving Slow Driving Jerking Motion Quick Stops

22 DUI Video lists.aspx?aid=39739&xtid=48906http://streaming.factsonfile.com/PortalPlay lists.aspx?aid=39739&xtid=48906 (18)


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