First-Person Point of View App ‘If I Drink’ Shows How Alcohol Changes How You Drive or Ride a Bike

First-Person Point of View App ‘If I Drink’ Shows How Alcohol Changes How You Drive or Ride a Bike

How much alcohol can you drink before you exceed the legal limit, putting yourself and others in danger? It is common for people to underestimate alcohol’s impact on their balance, speed, accuracy and reaction time behind the wheel, yet research shows that serious negative effects can result after as little as one or two drinks.

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First-Person Point of View App ‘If I Drink’ Shows How Alcohol Changes How You Drive or Ride a Bike

First-Person Point of View App ‘If I Drink’ Shows How Alcohol Changes How You Drive or Ride a Bike

How much alcohol can you drink before you exceed the legal limit, putting yourself and others in danger? It is common for people to underestimate alcohol’s impact on their balance, speed, accuracy and reaction time …