Drugs and alcohol affect our judgement, concentration and reaction times. Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is a major contributor to fatal crashes in Australia every year and is one of the ‘Fatal 5’ driving behaviours.
If your Blood Alcohol Concentration is between 0.02% and 0.05%, you are twice as likely to have a crash. Your ability to judge distances and respond to hazards is impaired. Some drugs make you drowsy, while others increase risk-taking behaviour and aggression. Driving under the influence of certain drugs is comparable to having a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.1 to 0.15%. That means, at best, you are ten times more likely to have a crash.
Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is especially dangerous for novice drivers who are still developing their driving skills – that’s why novice drivers must have a zero Blood Alcohol Concentration.
This video explores the lifelong impacts of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Produced by: Kim Smith
Director / Cinematographer: Joshua Lamont
Sound: Tobi Armbruster
Lighting: Gabriel Morrison
Post Production: Figment