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NIDA. (2014, September 10). Drugged Driving—A New Twist on a Deadly Decision. Retrieved from https://archives.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/drugged-driving-new-twist-deadly-decision

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The NIDA Blog Team
September 10 2014

Most people know that drinking and driving is incredibly dangerous. Its reputation as a major risk has been cemented through the preventable deaths of thousands of people and years of education and awareness efforts.

But it turns out—drugged driving is a major problem too. A recent study found that more high school seniors and college students that drove impaired or with an impaired driver were under the influence of marijuana, not alcohol.

The study also found that drugged drivers are more likely to have car accidents and traffic tickets or warnings. But it’s not just dents to your car or points on your license—for some people, drugged driving is how they die.

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