Drugs while Driving

By Destiny Rhodes-James

Facts about Drugs and Driving

An estimated 9.9 million people aged 12 or older (or 3.8 percent of teens and adults) reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs during the year prior to being surveyed. Many drivers who cause accidents are found to have both drugs and alcohol or more than one drug in their system, making it hard to know which substance had the greater effect.
How a drug driving test works

Example of Road Safety Initiative (Description)

An example of road Safety is breath and drug testers to determine if you are under the influence while driving. Police have this equipment with them while driving watching to make sure no one is braking and road rules or is being unsafe for the well being or the other drivers on the road.

Most Common Drugs While Driving (Short Term Effects)

  • Heroin: Dry Mouth, Vomiting and Slow Breathing.
  • Cocaine: Dilated Pupils, Nausea and Hyperstimulation.
  • Methamphetamine: Nausea, Loss of appetite and Disturbed sleep patterns.
  • Ecstasy: Eye-twitching, Blurred vision and Death.
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Issue

The issue is that there is a high percentage of people driving while under the influence of drugs some of the example of the drugs used and there short term effects are shown above. This is and issue because while under this influence some of your senses are unaffected or can be damaged by the drug. Taking drugs while driving can cause damage to the brain, Drowsiness and sometimes death if taken to much of or your body can't take it.