In some alarming news to those of us driving on Florida roads, a recently released study from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) found a third of of all drivers who die in car accidents are found to have drugs in their system. The study also found positive drug use among drivers rose five percent over the past five years.
While not as publicized as alcohol use while driving, there can be no doubt that drug use has at least as detrimental effect upon motorists. Although drug tests cannot precisely determine when the motorist took the drug in question, the fact that the motorists have any drugs in their system in disconcerting.
As we approach the holiday season, we hope all motorists use more common sense and refrain from doing anything which may impair their ability to drive a car, truck or motorcycle.