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Drivers Over 55 Suffer Increased Impairment

Steve Wagner

While we certainly do not condone any drinking alcohol and driving, most people are able to consume one or two alcoholic drinks and still be under the legal limit for to drive. However, according to a new study by the University of Florida, for those over the age of 55, consuming one or two drinks that may still register under the legal limit to drive, can be dangerous.

New research shows that for those over the age of 55, consuming even one alcoholic drink or a single glass of wine, may impair judgment and affect driving skills enough, that getting behind the wheel of a car becomes extremely dangerous. The study found consuming one drink alcoholic drink did not raise any of the test subject’s blood alcohol levels over the legal limit of .08%, but impairment, response times and weakened precision was noticeable. (While this study’s results showed that having one alcoholic drink did not have an impairment effect on those under 55, and did not register over the legal limit of 0.08%, it is always wise to never drive after consuming alcohol.)

If you have been the victim of a drunk driving accident and were injured as a result, give the offices of Wagner Reese a call today. Our experienced car accident lawyers can assist you in recovering the compensation you are owed as a result of the accident. Call us anytime at (888) 204-8440 to schedule your free consultation.


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