The Need to Treat Driving Under the Influence of Drugs as Seriously as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
11 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2018
Date Written: May 16, 2018
After 40 years of education, prevention, and intervention by law enforcement authorities, American society has seen a significant decline in alcohol-related crashes and fatalities. But various drugs can also severely impair the brain, and drugged driving can be as deadly as drunk driving. It is time to address the complex problem of drugged driving and commit ourselves to keeping that preventable behavior from offsetting the reduction in morbidity and mortality that our efforts against drunk driving have produced. Reasonable steps can be taken to keep someone from maiming or killing innocent people by using drugs and driving. We should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good — certainly not where what is good and doable will save lives.
Keywords: Driving Under the Influence, DUI, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, DUID
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