While you are certainly informed about the dangers of driving drunk, have you considered the dangers involved with drugged driving? Drugged driving is becoming even more of a common offense of drivers, and its consequences are serious.
More Drugged Drivers On The Road
Drugged drivers are impaired by illegal drugs, as well as prescription and over-the-counter medications. While marijuana is the most common illegal substance drugged drivers have found to have taken, prescription and over-the-counter drugs can pose a risk as well.
The Dangers Of Legal Drugs Use
Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs come with warnings about impaired or drowsiness during driving. The problem is most people ignore these warnings and drive their vehicle anyways. They don’t believe they have side effects from these drugs and are surprised when they are arrested for drugged driving or cause an accident as a result.
A Growing Problem
Being under the influence of drugs while driving may be more of a serious problem than most people realize. There isn’t the awareness that drunk driving has garnered with drugged driving. Testing of drug use as a cause of an accident is increasingly difficult for law enforcement officials to do while on the road. There also isn’t a history of data to rely on like drunk drinking has procured, preventing the ability to see trends and increases year-to-year.
While there are many unknowns when it comes to drugged driving, one thing is clear: Just like drunk driving, it poses a hazard to other drivers and can cause an accident, which can be fatal. If you or someone you love has been injured in a drugged driving accident, contact the professional and experienced law firm of Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza. Our attorneys are here to provide you the legal advice you need to get justice for your injuries that were caused by another. Contact us today!