It seems that when people are sober they know that they should not drink and drive. However, once a person has consumed alcohol their perceptions of their driving abilities are not longer realistic. In order to best understand this, studies need to be made of people who are already under the influence. Fortunately, scientists have now begun to study this issue. Their findings suggest that it’s not enough for people to be aware of the risks of drinking and driving or even to understand exactly how much alcohol it takes for them to be an unsafe driver; they also need to understand it while they’re drunk. Drivers need to know they can’t trust their belief in their own driving ability while they’re under the influence.

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Perceived Danger While Intoxicated Uniquely Contributes to Driving After Drinking