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Two drinks are enough to impair driving

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Just two alcoholic drinks can slow reactions in older adults.

That according to a new study where researchers tested the blood alcohol levels of healthy men and women over the age of 60, after they consumed two mixed drinks.

Although they were considered legally able to drive, their reactions to sudden obstacles while walking on a treadmill were significantly impaired.

Subjects hit the obstacles twice as often than those who did not consume alcohol, and their response time was delayed.

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