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Alcohol and how it can lead to accidents

On Behalf of | Jul 19, 2022 | PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF) - Drunk Driving Accidents

When you consume alcohol before driving on Flordia roads, you might notice that the substance can have an impact on your overall driving ability. From delayed reactions to a reduction in the ability to make prompt decisions, there are several ways that alcohol could be a factor in being involved in an accident.

Judgment and concentration

One way that alcohol can lead to drunk driving accidents is because it can inhibit your ability to think clearly. This can result in poor decision-making and planning ahead whether it be making a turn or changing lanes. Alcohol can also decrease the ability to concentrate while behind the wheel of a car. It could be difficult to steer the wheel correctly, monitor your speed, or pay attention to the signs and signal lights that you encounter.


When you consume alcohol, your coordination isn’t as good as it typically is when you’re sober. This can result in an accident because you might be unable to change from the gas pedal to the brake pedal when needed. Your lack of coordination might make it difficult to use the turn signal, which could lead to someone rear-ending you if they don’t know that you’re getting ready to turn.


Since alcohol can relax the muscles in your body, including those in your eyes, your vision could be impacted after drinking. This could lead to an accident if you are unable to see vehicles, people, or objects in front of you whether they are in your lane, on the side of the road, or in the oncoming lane of traffic.

Alcohol is a substance that can impair your mentality and reflexes and it can be a cause of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Never drink before driving and have a plan to get home safely if you do decide to drink.