Drinking & Its Effect on Driving

More than 40 years of alcohol research provides a wealth of knowledge about alcohol and impaired driving. This website summarizes this research and describes the effects of alcohol on the body and health, and its subsequent effects on driving skills. Several fact sheets are included in this section with a focus on sharing information about alcohol, different levels of consumption, substance misuse and abuse, as well as short- and long-term effects on health. It also includes research and data focused on how alcohol impairs driving skills and abilities.

This information is organized according to the following topic areas:​