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The effects of alcohol on a Delaware driver

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2021 | Car Accidents

Each Delaware driver is responsible for the choices he or she makes while behind the wheel. One poor decision, such as deciding to drive while intoxicated, has the potential to lead to devastating consequences for innocent individuals. Even one or two drinks can impact driving capabilities, and the effects of alcohol will differ from person to person. Every individual should consider whether he or she can drive safely after consuming any amount of alcohol. 

The consequences of drinking

The way alcohol could affect a person depends on the individual. Factors such as food consumption, weight, tolerance, medication and health conditions may also affect the specific impact alcohol will have. Consider the following: 

  • Two drinks can lead to a decreased ability to track rapidly moving objects and to safely multitask. 
  • Three drinks can lead to slower reaction times and even difficulty steering the vehicle. 
  • Four drinks can lead to lower levels of concentration, loss of speed control, decreased information processing and more. 

Alcohol affects people in different ways, but even one or two drinks can decrease a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. This can lead to preventable accidents that may leave others with serious injuries.  

After an alcohol-related accident

If a Delaware driver is affected by an alcohol-related accident, that individual has options. It may be possible to pursue compensation through a civil claim. This course of action provides one with the opportunity to pursue recovery of accident-related expenses and losses. A victim will benefit from taking immediate action to learn about the specific legal options available.