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Alcohol

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You don't have to be drunk to be affected by alcohol.

Drink Driving is a factor in about one in every five crashes in NSW where someone loses their life.

The effects of alcohol are wide ranging and impossible to avoid. After a big night out you may still have alcohol in your system for much of the next day.

Alcohol is a depressant and:

  • Slows your brain so that you can't respond to situations, make decisions or react quickly.
  • Reduces your ability to judge how fast you are moving or your distance from other cars, people or objects.
  • Gives you a false sense of confidence - you may take greater risks, thinking that your driving is better than it really is.
  • Makes it harder to do more than one thing at a time - while you concentrate on steering, you could miss seeing traffic lights, cars entering from side streets or pedestrians.
  • Affects your sense of balance - a big risk if you ride a motorcycle.
  • Makes you drowsy - you could fall asleep at the wheel.

Find out more about the effects of drink driving

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