Many drivers in Boston are not aware of how dangerous drugged driving is. The number of motorists on the roads is increasing each day. So is the number of intoxicated vehicle operators. Many of these drivers are not drunk on alcohol; they are under the influence of drugs.
Many medications and illegal substances can cause users to experience many of the same symptoms that drunk motorists experience. According to CNN.com, common drugs that drugged drivers use include cocaine, opioids, amphetamines and marijuana. Dizziness, loss of motor skills, incoherence, slurred speech and impaired judgment skills and reaction times are just some of the symptoms that affect both drunk and drugged motorists. Usually, these side effects do not immediately occur after use. Many people assume that they feel fine enough to operate their vehicles, only to end up exhibiting signs of intoxication while they are behind the wheel and facing DUI charges.