Driving under the influence of alcohol is clearly a bad decision with even worse consequences, and as science continues to understand the effects alcohol has on the mind and body, we are able to understand how our own choices may not be choices at all. Blackburnnews.com reports that a recent research project has shown that sober people, and even those that drink moderately, are able to override their sense of “autopilot” actions. However, when a person reaches or exceeds the legal drinking limit, this “autopilot” is harder to turn off, showing that a person drinking may rely more on repetitive behaviors than the critical thinking needed to operate a vehicle safely. Read more here: Research: Alcohol Impairs Ability to Override “Autopilot”
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