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People Should Know: The Dangers of Drinking and Driving


Even Pennsylvania District Judge Kyley Scott got no special treatment from the law. Besides on being the District Judge, Scott is also the daughter of the retired district judge now mayor, Wally Scott. Another surprising turn of events that even a judge makes its way to the court as the accused.

The twenty-nine-year-old judge’s alcohol-blood count was twice higher as what the law limits. Many witnesses saw her leaving a tavern around 2:15 am in eastern Pennsylvania City then called 911 after Scott's car was weaving down the road.

Even people that work for the law make certain mistakes and eventually break the law. However, there are still a lot of people that doesn’t completely understand the dangers of drunk driving. Here are some facts about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Driving under the influence (DUI), or driving while impaired (DWI), is the crime or offense of operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs (including recreational drugs and those prescribed by physicians), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely. People who receive multiple DUI offenses are often people struggling with alcoholism or alcohol dependence. The name of the offense varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and from legal to colloquial terminology. In the USA, the specific criminal offense is usually called driving under the influence (DUI), but in some states 'driving while intoxicated' (DWI), 'operating while impaired' (OWI), or 'operating a vehicle under the influence' (OVI).

Poor Decision Making

Alcohol affects a person in a way that it changes their depth perception, judgment, and vital motor skills. Drunk people thinks that they drive normally, but the truth is it’s the opposite. Drunk Driving gets dangerous especially when the police notice it. The worst scenario for driving under the influence of alcohol is getting into accidents that could involve lives of people.

Slow reaction time

If the alcohol is in the system of a person, it will quickly affect their response to different situations. Due to alcohol influence, drinking slows down the response time of a person. Slow reaction time likely leads to an accident. The brain takes more time to process any situation and prevent any accident from happening.

Decreased vision

Too much consumption of alcohol has a negative impact on the vision. A person may notice that after drinking, their vision becomes blurry or they can’t control their eye movement. Defective vision can affect a person’s judgment between distances, especially on vehicles and cars on the road.

Takeaway

Drinking and driving are two things that are not perfect together. The danger that intoxicated driving carry can kill lives. If you opt to either of the two, consider not doing the other action. One can’t serve two masters at the same time.