Street Survival - Advanced Defensive Driving



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Being impaired is the total opposite to being aware or alert.

A person that is impaired greatly increases the danger to both themselves as well as other road users.

Here we have a closer look at the influences that contribute to such an impaired state:

☠️ Alert:

Thinking Impaired

☠️ Dangers related to impaired driving:

Driving while impaired is incredibly dangerous and can lead to serious consequences, including accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. Impairment can be caused by various factors, such as alcohol, drugs, fatigue, or distractions.

Alcohol impairment is one of the most common forms of impairment while driving. When someone drinks alcohol, it affects their ability to make good decisions, slows their reaction time, and impairs their judgment, vision, and motor skills. In most countries, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over a certain limit, typically 0.08%.

Drug impairment can also be a significant factor in accidents while driving. Different drugs can affect the body in different ways, but in general, they can impair judgment, coordination, and reaction time. Some drugs can also cause drowsiness or make the driver more agitated or aggressive.

Fatigue is another form of impairment that can be just as dangerous as alcohol or drug impairment. When someone is tired, their reaction time slows down, and they may have trouble focusing or making good decisions. This can be especially dangerous for drivers who need to be alert, such as truck drivers or long-distance commuters.

Distracted driving is also a significant cause of accidents on the road. When a driver is distracted, their attention is not fully on the road, which can lead to slower reaction times and poor decision-making. Distractions can come from a variety of sources, such as texting, eating, talking on the phone, or adjusting the radio.

Overall, it's crucial to avoid driving while impaired and to always stay focused on the road. If you feel impaired in any way, it's best to find a safe alternative, such as calling a taxi or using public transportation.

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Street Survival - Advanced Defensive Driving