The Physiological Effects of Alcohol makes this a mind-altering drug. About 90% of what a driver identifies through a traffic scene is through their sense of vision. BAC levels as low as .03 can lessen your muscular control by relaxing the fine eye muscles. This adversely affects your visual acuity, depth perception, peripheral vision, color recognition, and night vision. Some of the Physiological Effects of Alcohol aside from impairing mental function is that alcohol also impairs your ability to anticipate what is likely to happen and accurately process the information.
Experimentation on voluntary human guinea pigs (probably college students) has shown that BACs as low as .045 reduce decision-making abilities up to 15 percent.
The inability to retain information has been found to occur with a BAC as low as .03.
Other physiological effects of alcohol also include uninhibited and aggressive behavior and surprise, surprise, poor decision making. Nothing can bring poor decisions like alcohol. Alcohol messes with your equilibrium, thought processes, and the way your everyday motor skills function.
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