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Understanding How Drug-Impaired Driving Leads to Car Accidents

Federal and state officials have educated the American public on the dangers of drunk driving for years. However, the subject of drug-impaired driving doesn’t always receive the same attention. Prescription drugs, certain over-the-counter medications and illegal drugs can cause impairment while driving, either alone, combined or with alcohol. According to a survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 20 percent of drivers that were surveyed had tested positive for drugs for while on the road. How Can Drugged Driving Lead to a Car Accident? After states have recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana, the drug is now the most frequently detected substance in a driver’s system after alcohol. In NHTSA’s Crash Risk Study, researchers determined whether marijuana use by drivers is connected to a larger risk of car accidents. The survey concluded that marijuana users are more likely to be involved in a crash, but this…
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