Hello community, we hope everyone is glad the weekend is upon us!!! We wanted to send out some important information about impaired driving. The State of Arkansas is promoting a campaign for Driving Under the Influence laws (DUI) from April 18th-20th. We enforce these laws daily, however, the state has issued us some great information that we want to share with our community. With this great information, we can do our part in providing education showing how dangerous it is to drive impaired. Yes, you will go to jail for driving under the influence, but we would rather educate and prevent drivers from choosing to drive impaired!
Drug Impairment Effects on Drivers
It is never safe to drive when impaired. This not only means refraining from drunk driving but also drug-impaired driving. If you think driving while high won’t affect you, you are wrong; it has been proven that THC – the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects – slows reaction times, impairs cognitive performance, and makes it more difficult for drivers to keep a steady position in their lane. The bottom line is this: Driving while impaired by any substance is illegal and can be deadly to the driver and other road users.
You can visit the link for all of the information. https://www.nhtsa.gov/
• In 2019, 36% of crash fatalities in Arkansas, the driver tested positive for at least one drug. #ImpairedDriving doesn’t just mean alcohol.
• In Arkansas, 161 fatal crashes in 2019 involved drivers under the influence of drugs. Law enforcement is trying to stop it. Drive high, get a DUI.
If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive High Get a DUI.
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