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For many, impaired driving might be defined as being under the influence of alcohol when operating a motor vehicle. Impaired driving is really driving under the influence of ANY substance that alters your judgment, response time and other driving abilities. That includes both alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired driving.
Driving impaired by any substance—alcohol or other drugs, whether legal or illegal—is against the law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Alcohol is the leading cause of impaired driving. It affects reasoning, reaction time, vision and muscle coordination, all of the skills needed to operate a vehicle. For example:
Marijuana and other illicit/illegal drugs impair your driving ability in the same way that alcohol does. Cocaine and methamphetamines can make drivers more aggressive and reckless.
Prescribed and over-the-counter medications can cause poor muscle coordination, reduced decision-making capabilities, extreme drowsiness and dizziness.
From the National Institute on Drug Abuse–
Missouri State Fact Sheet on Impaired Driving
Traffic Safety Facts (NHTSA, 2021 data)
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in which you suffered serious injuries due to a drug or alcohol impaired driver, having an attorney who is your advocate can offer you peace of mind during your recovery. Call Nash & Franciskato at (877) 284-6600.
One of our experienced staff will speak with you personally and will provide you with a free, no-obligation review of your case.
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