Chapter 15 Alcohol, other drugs, and driving

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Transcript Chapter 15 Alcohol, other drugs, and driving

Chpt 6 and 7
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Drivers aged 16-20 are
more likely to be
alcohol-impaired than
any other age group
Young drinking drivers
are involved in fatal
crashes twice as often
as drivers 21 and older
More than half of all
fatalities during
holidays are alcohol
related
 Most
drunk drivers
have been drinking
beer
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Reaction Time
Coordination
Judgment
Reasoning
Vision Abilities
Picture yourself driving… with a partner, come up with specific
examples of when you would need the skills listed above?
How can you sober up quickly?
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only thing that
can sober a person
is TIME
 The liver burns up
to ¾ a drink a hour
 BAC
The percentage of alcohol
in a person’s bloodstream
 Factors affecting BAC
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The amount
What type
Body weight
Gender
Food intake slows
absorption but will hit you
later
How many drinks until you are over the legal limit?
How many drinks until you are over the legal limit?
YOU ARE CONSIDERED DUI
with the following BAC:
 Any person driving over
21 = .08 %
 UNDER 21 = .01%
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The safest decision a person can make about
drinking alcohol is to abstain from consuming it
all together.
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The safest decision is NOT to drink and drive!
*Raise your hand if you can think of a safe
alternative if someone HAS BEEN DRINKING*
BAC of .05% = Double the risk
 A BAC of .10% = Six X the risk
 A BAC of .15% = 25 X the risk
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 Implied-Consent
Law
This means anyone who
receives a driver’s license
automatically gives
consent to be tested for
BAC or drugs if asked to
by an officer
 If the driver refuses to
cooperate, they can have
their license suspended
 An insurance surcharge of
$1000 a year for 3 years
 House
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parties:
A host of the party
can become involved
in a lawsuit if alcohol
is served
 Zero-Tolerance
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Law
No person under the age
of 21 can be driving with
any measurable amount
of alcohol in their blood
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It is against the law to operate a motor vehicle in NJ when
you are under the influence of any illegal drug.
Who thinks they know the most common drug found in the bodies of
motorists involved in collisions?
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It is also against the law to drive under the influence of
prescription / OTC drugs with a warning label “May cause
drowsiness or dizziness”. These include certain cold pills,
tranquilizers and pain medications.
Drugs affect your ability to do the following:
Tracking ability
Distance judgment
Staying vigilant
Divide your attention