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Those men and women who drive while either under the influence of alcohol or drugs are doing something they know is wrong.
That something could have consequences they will have to live with for the rest of their lives.
Think seriously about drugs and driving:
This offence is far more commonly associated with alcohol, but there is a growing trend amongst law enforcement organisations to either give those suspected of being under the influence of drugs a roadside test, or to detain them until a test is completed on police premises.
Unpredictable and irresponsible actions caused by driving under the influence are major reasons why a person should not. The level of these actions depends upon a variety of issues.
Here are 5 common ones:
Effects of various substances:
Here are some of the effects that different substances will have on a person who drives while using them. Once again it must be stressed that these effects vary in severity dependent upon the state of the driver.
We will major on alcohol because that is the most abused substance for those driving while under the influence.
Extreme consequences mean little to too many:
Despite extensive warnings, media advertising, word of mouth and the legal consequences involved while under the influence of alcohol or drugs this obviously means far too little for far too many.
The habit is widespread, the potential consequences devastating. If you are a person who drives while under the influence please take heed of the following: STOP IT!