The reasons why driving under influence is not permitted.
The main reason why DUI is not allowed simply lies in the chemistry or biology if you wish. As the alcohol accounts for most of the cases of DUI, let us first consider its effects. The alcohol is actually considered a depressant. What this means is that alcohol simply slows you down, impairing your reaction speed and overall alertness and or the level of consciousness. Apparently it is being contradictive with the safe driving, because driving always involves certain risks, which dramatically increase when you are unable to adequately respond in the case of an extreme or unexpected situation. Sometimes even if you are only one second late while hitting the breaks, you could get into a dangerous collision, simply lose control on a slippery road, and god knows what more. In addition, the alcohol also induces drowsiness and could put a person to sleep – which again is incompatible with driving.
The results of drunken driving assume putting your life along with lives of others at risk, so it is obvious that nobody wants that – especially government, which is directly responsible for our safety. This sometimes manifests in very tragic consequences, which are often seen on TV as well as in newspapers – sometimes resulting in very brutal and pitiable deaths. Statistics also appear to be outrageous, with only in United States around 60 people are dying in road accidents because of DUI daily. So that is why we have laws being enforced that forbid such driving. Drunk driving is not just dangerous or ‘bad’ but it is simply illegal, yet many drivers still ignore it, doing many repetitive violations until finally getting into a trouble. Being caught in the act of DUI is a very serious offense, which can cause you a sentence, so it’s better to beware. If it’s too late though, you would need a good drunk driving lawyer.
Now let’s take a look at the other effects of alcohol consumption, which do not end on just motion or coordination impairment. Alcohol, as well as many other substances commonly used for doping is deceiving your senses. Sometimes it makes you overestimate your sobriety levels, leading you to wrong and dangerous decisions. The resulting effects could also include overconfidence, greatly underestimating the actual threats. It also has to do more with quantity rather than type or quality of alcohol used. In general, the results of having one drink do not show any significant differences in the above mentioned qualities. However, having drunk about 4 shots makes you quite a very dangerous driver.
Finally let us now consider the use of other substances, which are still falling into the category of DUI classification. The second after alcohol of course goes the pot. Overall, in many aspects as long as it is considered in relation to driving, it often resembles alcohol. There are some notable distinctions on the psychological level, but besides that cannabis is also considered a muscle relaxant. In higher doses it may act as hallucinogen, though there is no apparent consensus on what dosage can be considered as safe or dangerous. The other commonly used drugs include cocaine and amphetamine. A cocaine effect gives a really high confidence, and yet it also slows the motor functioning and could result in accident, especially if it is being mixed with the alcohol. The last substance that we should consider among these that make your driving illegal is the amphetamine. Unlike other drugs though, it would unlikely result in any impairment, unless very high doses are considered.