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Drunk driving is dangerous because it impairs a person’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. Alcohol affects a person’s reaction time, vision, hearing, coordination, and judgment. Drunk driving can lead to accidents, injuries, and even death. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the United States, about 30 people die every day due to drunk-driving-related crashes. These accidents not only affect the driver but also the passengers, other drivers, pedestrians, and the families of those involved. It can also lead to legal consequences such as fines, license suspension or revocation, and even jail time.