Preventing Substance Impaired Driving and Child Endangerment

Myths and Facts About Driving While Substance Impaired There are numerous misconceptions and myths about alcohol and drugs that may lead someone to believe that it is acceptable to drive while substance impaired. Myth 1: Many people believe that after drinking or taking drugs they will be capable of making a decision regarding whether or not they are, or someone else is, okay to drive. Fact: You can’t tell is someone is safe to drive just by looking at them. Not everyone exhibits obvious signs of impairment after consuming alcohol or drugs, such as slurring their words or having trouble walking. Some people who are substance impaired impaired differs according to how fast you drink, your weight, your gender, and how much food you have in your stomach. It’s also possible to drink a smaller amount of alcohol but because it has been combined with an additional drug the combination creates a larger amount of impairment. Because of these variables, the safest choice is to not drive after you’ve been drinking or taking drugs that may impair your driving. Myth 2: Beer and wine are less intoxicating than hard liquor. Fact: A 12-ounce can or bottle of beer, a 5-ounce serving of wine, and a 1.5-ounce shot of liquor all have about the same amount of alcohol. A six-pack of beer has about the same alcohol content as six average mixed You can’t tell if someone is able to drive just by looking at them. don’t have visible symptoms. When alcohol is involved, the amount of alcohol required to become

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