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Drinking Drugs & Driving. The Effects of Alcohol Alcohol is not digested in the stomach. It goes directly to pass the bloodstream and passes throughout.

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1 Drinking Drugs & Driving

2 The Effects of Alcohol Alcohol is not digested in the stomach. It goes directly to pass the bloodstream and passes throughout the body. After two or three drinks it can impair your reaction time, coordination, and balance. The only thing that can make a person sober is time.

3 How Much is Too Much? The only way to check blood alcohol consumption (BAC) is through a breath test. The best way to reduce crashing while driving is not to drive at all while intoxicated. It is illegal for someone over the age of 21 to have a BAC of.08 percent or higher. For motorists younger than 21, it is illegal to drive with a.01 percent or higher. There is just as much alcohol in the average beer than there is a drink of whiskey or wine. They all contain about ½ ounce of alcohol per drink. Food slows the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream, but doesn’t prevent it.

4 Drinking and Driving Alcohol affects decision making and reaction time. Certain things law enforcement notice is speeding, weaving, slow driving, jerking motions, and quick stops on the road.

5 The Good Host and The Drinking Driver As a host, if alcohol is served at a party, provide non- alcoholic drinks for driver. Serve nutritious foods and snacks. Don’t force people to drink alcohol. Stop serving alcohol before the party is over.

6 Drugs and Driving It is illegal to drive if your under the influence of illegal drugs. Drugs that cause drowsiness or dizziness should not be taken before you go out to drive. Never mix drugs without asking a doctor about side affects. Alcohol should never be mixed with medication or drugs. If asked by law enforcement, drivers must provide a proof of medication for the drugs that the person may be taking.

7 Aggression and Driving New Jersey is waging a campaign against road rage. Road rage occurs when drivers lose their tempers or get frustrated. They may run stop signs, run lights, weave lanes, or overall create disturbances on the road way. New Jersey has special patrols to stop road rage people.


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