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Updated 13 September 2013

Drinking affects people's views on drunk driving

People who believe it's wrong to get behind the wheel while drunk may change their minds after actually becoming intoxicated, a new study suggests.

People who believe it's wrong to get behind the wheel while drunk may change their minds after actually becoming intoxicated, a new study suggests.

"We all probably know people who make good decisions about lots of things when they're sober, but put four or five beers in them and they make bad ones. So that part wasn't surprising," McCarthy said. "I was surprised, however, that it was such a big effect over and above their sober beliefs."

At the second session, participants remained sober and appraised the danger of driving at a hypothetical, illegal BrAC.

MADD offers more information on drunk driving.

 
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