Under the Influence and Judgment

Judging a situation as safe or risky is easier when we are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In case you’ve ever wondered what the cost of a DWI really is, check out this video that proceeds through the life and times of someone who has just received their first DWI.

What person deliberately wants to learn a lesson the hard way?

According to survey results from the Traffic Research Foundation, respondents drove while under the influence because they:

  • thought they were okay to drive (47%)
  • didn’t have far to go (12.6%)
  • thought they could drive carefully (10.9%)

Drug and/or alcohol consumption affects our judgment and leads to poor decisions as a result.

Share this information in a quick and easy way with a Safety Huddle or by using information included in the July 2018 issue of Toilet Tabloids: Sobering Truths.

— Lisa Robinson is a senior program manager with the National Safety Council