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The Impact of Drugged Driving on Accidents

Impact of DRUGGED DRIVING & Accidents About 4,000 drivers are killed each year drugs in their systems. Driving Under the Influence 57% of fatally injured drivers had alcohol and/or other drugs in their system 17% had both. | Sober Alcohol and/or Drugs Both Drugs and Alcohol More Than Just Alcohol Drugs other than alcohol, such as marijuana and cocaine, are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths. 22% Of Drivers Tested Positive for Drugs More than 22% of drivers tested positive for illegal, prescription, or over-the-counter drugs in blood and/or oral fluid tests. Marijuana Use On The Rise The drug showing the greatest increase among drivers from was marijuana. 7% of drivers involved in fatal traffic crashes tested positive for THC. The percentage of THC-positive drivers increased from 8.6% in 2007 to 12.6% 10 in 2014, a proportional increase of 47%. Weekday Anytime Driving Weekend Nighttime Driving alt Illegal Drugs Illegal Drugs 12.1% 15.2% Prescription/OTC Medications Prescription/OTC Medications 10.3% 7.3% Drivers of All Ages Drivers 18-25 Years Old 3.8% 10.6% Reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs Reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs TERRY & KELLY Source: LAWYERS FOR TEXANS

The Impact of Drugged Driving on Accidents

shared by CondorWeb on Mar 29
Everyone is familiar with the nationwide problem of drunk driving. However, driving under the influence of illegal drugs and prescription drugs is a lesser known form of impaired driving that contribu...


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