If you get behind the steering wheel under the influence of drugs, legal or illegal, you are dicing with people’s lives and breaking the law.
Using illegal drugs is highly dangerous. Never take them if you intend to drive.
Drug-driving impairs your judgement
The main effects of drugs, legal or illegal, on driving are:
- Slower reaction times.
- Poor concentration.
Drugs are unpredictable
Different drugs affect people in different ways and the effects can last for several hours or even days.
Drugs are unpredictable. The only thing you can be sure of is that they can kill or turn you into a killer.
What about medicines?
If you are taking prescription drugs always check the instructions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are in any doubt about how your medication will affect your ability to drive safely. If you drive while impaired by medicines you will be breaking the law.
The best advice is:
- NEVER drive when taking or intending to take drugs.
- Never get into a vehicle with a driver that you know or suspect has taken drugs.
- If you are taking prescription drugs always check the instructions and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are in any doubt.
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