Alcohol impairs your ability to drive safely and increases the likelihood that the driver will engage in risk taking behaviour. You don’t have to be drunk to be affected by alcohol. Even small amounts of alcohol affect your ability to drive safely and increase your risk of being involved in a road crash.
Alcohol effects your judgement, vision, coordination and reflexes and increases your risk of having a crash.
There is a clear relationship between a person’s blood alcohol concentration and crash risk:
If you are planning to drive, the only way to be certain of staying under 0.05 is to not drink.
The consequences of drink driving include:
The consequences where someone is injured or killed can be severe and long term and include:
Always remember; you don’t know where police will be waiting - expect to be tested.
Here are some tips for ending your night safely:
Please take a few moments to answer the following questions in relation to how alcohol impacts your perceptions of safety. The answers you provide will give us a better understanding of community attitudes to alcohol and safety. There are a couple of further questions on each page of this site.
The answers you choose to provide will give us a better understanding of community attitudes to alcohol and safety. Therefore, we are seeking your honest feedback in relation to your personal experiences with alcohol. You are not required to identify yourself, therefore, your anonymity is assured. Participation is completely voluntary and can be terminated at any time.
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