A depressant is a most dangerous drug which can affect the central nervous system by slowing down the messages going between the brain and the body. Then it slows down breathing and heart rate of the human body.
Depressants will slow your reflexes and impair your balance and coordination. They affect your vision and perception of time, as well as your ability to think logically. There are also dangerous ‘hangover effects’ such as drowsiness and poor coordination that can last for several hours.
Drivers take their lives in their hands as their ability to operate safely on the road is reduced well after the initial effects of the drug have worn off.
The dangers of taking depressants
Sleep disturbance, Irritability, Loss of appetite and consequent weight loss, Nervousness, anxiety, sweating and upset stomach, Body chills, increased body temperature and tremors, Lower blood pressure and Dependency.
The effects of depressants on your driving
They slow your reaction time, they distort your perception of speed and distance, they impair your vision, they reduce your ability to concentrate, they impair your ability to coordinate reactions when driving and they greatly increase your threat of crashing while driving. It is the root cause of accident and death.