Driving and the Drugs
Undoubtedly, every practitioner or rehab center specialist suggests not to DUI (drink under influence). However, it may sound quite common for people who are addicted to drugs, but at the same time, it can be dangerous too.
According to a report stated by the Governors Highway Safety Association, more than 43% of the road accidents and deaths happened due to excessive drug addiction in 2015. And unfortunately, this number is increasing with every passing year. To control this death rate, our organization, Sober Drivers of Seattle has set up some protocols.
The different drug types and what is its impact on one’s health, especially while driving?
Drug consumption is not just when someone takes it intentionally, it can be taken or consumed through medicines which are encapsulated with drug contents. Usually, most of the medicines like- Xanax, OxyContin, Vicodin, Adderall, Tramadol, and Percocet contain a high amount of drug. This is one reason why most of the practitioners recommend not to drive after having these medicines or any other which contain drug contents.
In case, you are not aware of drug addiction impact on your body then here is a list of symptoms to understand it better.
- Anxiety attacks
- Slow body reaction time
- Short-term memory
- Blurred vision
- Bad coordination
The drugged driving fines and legal punishments-
It becomes quite difficult to get rid of this addiction when someone is under the influence of drugs. In most of the countries, marijuana and other easily available illegal drugs are quite easier to get and tried. These are pretty common among youngsters which often becomes the victim of car crash cases. To give you a better overview of how seriously the government takes drugged driving, here is a list of punishments-
- Jail time
- License revocation
- DUI (driving under influence) charges
- Rash driving
- License suspension
- Lifetime imprisonment
To provide you with detailed information on this concept, we organize some events or meetings occasionally. To be a part of it, register your email with us.
Just in case you or someone you know has this habit of driving after consuming a high amount of drugs then feel free to contact our experts to know all about the best ways to get rid of such life-taking addictions. You can simply give us a call or write an email.