Do Not Drink and Drive

Do Not Drink and Drive

Why?

What happens when you drink?
How Drinking alcohol affects your driving abilities?
Fatigue and Alcohol are two of the biggest causes of fatal accidents.

It can lead to accidents – directly and indirectly.
Directly – where drivers fall asleep at the wheel and lose control of the vehicle.
Indirectly – causing drivers concentrate more on trying to stay awake and less on surroundings.

 

  • How much decent sleep Drivers have had recently
  • Time of the day
  • How monotonous the journey is

Drivers generally know when they are fatigued; however, they overestimate the extent to which they can overcome it.

 

Drugs, alcohol are by far the biggest threat to road safety.
Illicit drugs are not the only drugs that affect driving.                                          Many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can impair performance, especially in conjunction with alcohol.

There is a clear need for drivers to be better educated about how fatigue and drugs can affect driving.

Do we become better or worse drivers as we age?

Why do we indulge in risky behavior s when driving?

Will technology remove the human role in driving forever?

 

In a time when driverless cars are becoming a reality, how human behavior and decisions can still affect our lives on the road?
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Suresh Shah, Pathfinders Enterprise
Resourced from “The Psychology of Driving” by Graham Hole, UK

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