Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana
There is a growing concern among drivers on the road. As the number of people who smoke marijuana or pot recreationally grows, so do the number of people that drive while under the influence of the substance. There is not a lot of face time given to the subject of drivers under the influence of marijuana, especially when compared to the great amount given to driving under the influence of alcohol. But drivers who are on marijuana can be just as deadly as those who are drunk.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident involving a driver who was under the influence of marijuana, contact the car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
How Marijuana Affects Drivers
Marijuana targets the central nervous system and causes a great number of side effects that can be deadly while driving including:
- Slowed reaction time
- Confused and muddled thinking
- Extreme paranoia
- Inhibited hand eye coordination
Recent research shows that marijuana use can increase the risk of a fatal car crash on the highway by as much as 50 percent. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is no laughing matter.
If you or someone you love has been severely injured in a car accident involving a driver who was under the influence of marijuana or any other drug, contact the Madison DUI accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.