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Study—Young Drunks Aware But Do Not Care

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2,597 people were killed in United States traffic accidents in December 2010. Of those, 775 deaths involved alcohol-impaired drivers. There were more than 10,000 traffic fatalities in 2010 involving a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of at least 0.08 percent, equivalent to almost one-third of all traffic deaths.

 

Georgia's Driving Under the Influence Laws are complex. Clayton County DUI injury attorney Shane Smith can sort through the intermingled laws that potentially create complications in a DUI case.

 

According to the study of 67 people between the ages of 21 and 35 by the University of Missouri-Columbia, alcohol dulls a brain mechanism that gets people to stop what they are doing when they recognize they are making mistakes. When alcohol is introduced people tend to ignore the "moral stop sign."

 

Nondrinkers had normal activity in the part of the brain that regulated recognizing mistakes while drinkers had less activity. Nondrinkers who made mistakes made corrective actions while drinkers made less of an effort or ignored their errors.

 

If you have questions about Georgia DUI laws, get the answers in Clayton County DUI injury attorney Shane Smith's book, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia