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You Booze, You Lose: Even Small Amount Of Alcohol Affects Driving Skills

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September 19, 2002
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Texas A&M University
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For most drinkers, knowing when to say when occurs a lot quicker than they think. A study by Texas A&M University's Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies shows that even a small amount of alcohol - in many cases, as few as one or two beers - can seriously affect judgment and driving decisions.

COLLEGE STATION, September 18, 2002 - For most drinkers, knowing when to say when occurs a lot quicker than they think. A study by Texas A&M University's Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies shows that even a small amount of alcohol - in many cases, as few as one or two beers - can seriously affect judgment and driving decisions. The study's bottom line: Even if you've consumed very little alcohol, your decision-making skills are hampered more than you realize and the results could be deadly considering that nationally, 38 percent of all traffic deaths involve alcohol. In Texas, the rate is a staggering 49 percent, which leads the nation.


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Texas A&M University. " You Booze, You Lose: Even Small Amount Of Alcohol Affects Driving Skills." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 September 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020919065955.htm>.
Texas A&M University. (2002, September 19). You Booze, You Lose: Even Small Amount Of Alcohol Affects Driving Skills. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020919065955.htm
Texas A&M University. " You Booze, You Lose: Even Small Amount Of Alcohol Affects Driving Skills." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020919065955.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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