18May 2017

Other Drugs Affect Driver Performance - Not Just Alcohol

Everyone knows how alcohol impairs driving, but you may not realize how other substances impair one's ability to operate a vehicle safely.

According to multiple studies, marijuana seems to affect one's ability to be consistent while driving. Those who were monitored in a virtual driving environment after using marijuana were found to be weaving in their lane and being very inconsistent with their speed.

Cocaine users tend to make very reckless decisions while driving and are much more likely to speed at dangerous levels or try to perform dangerous manoeuvres. Tranquilizers, while being legal as a prescription drug, will cause the user to exhibit the symptoms of drunk driving and to perform as a drunk driver, depending on how large of a dose they have taken.

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