How does drunk driving affect your coordination?

On Behalf of | Mar 27, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you’ve been alive long enough, then you’ve likely heard your fair share of public service announcements about the dangers associated with drunk driving. Consuming alcohol or drugs and then getting behind the wheel is very dangerous.

These substances can adversely affect your motor skills. Alcohol consumption affects a person’s ability to concentrate. This is a critical skill for you to have as a motorist. You have to be able to take note of other drivers who are entering the roadway in front or behind you, to see when a light is changing and respond to it and also stay in your lane. If you can’t focus, then you probably aren’t able to make good judgment calls. If you’re unaware of your surroundings, then you’re more likely to become involved in a crash.

Your consumption of alcohol also impacts your coordination skills. This means that your foot, eyes and hands may cease to be able to work well together. One sign that you’re struggling with poor coordination is if you try to make it to your car and find yourself swaying, stumbling or otherwise having difficulty walking. If you’re struggling to get into your vehicle or locating the ignition, then you’re not in the appropriate state to be driving.

Individuals who drink alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car often experience poor vision. If you feel like you’re unable to control your eye movements or everything seems blurry to you, this should send a message to you that things aren’t going to work out well if you drive your car out onto an Augusta road. If you do start driving, then you’re likely to have difficulty seeing things using your peripheral vision and are less likely to enjoy any depth perception.

Drunk driving is dangerous. One of the reasons why intoxicated motorists get out on the road and drive is because they don’t realize just how bad off that they are. It’s only once these individuals sober up after causing a catastrophic crash that they realize just how intoxicated that they were. A motor vehicle accidents attorney can help you hold a Georgia motorist accountable for their negligent actions if they’ve maimed you.