July 12, 2017
To drive safely, you need to be mentally alert, have clear vision, good coordination and quick reactions. Alcohol and drugs reduce your ability to do these things well.
The effects of these substances can make it hard for you to judge your own driving skill. You will probably think your driving skills are much better than they are.
Avoid driving if you are:
Note: If you plan to drive, the safest option is to have no alcohol or drugs in your system. This includes prescription medications that could affect you.
If you intend to use alcohol or drugs and need to travel, plan ahead by:
Drinking or taking drugs can continue to affect you the next day. Tiredness, hangovers and ‘coming down’ can also affect your ability to drive safely.
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Some drivers are at higher risk of not driving safely: