Everyone knows that impaired driving is just not cool. There have been far too many people in this country and throughout the world that have been killed or seriously injured because of the decisions someone has made while driving impaired. In 1980, there were almost 25,000 deaths due to intoxicated driving as reported by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Awareness has majorly increased since then, and the death toll numbers have gone down, but there are still some people who think it’s okay to drive while impaired.
There are many people who think that driving while high is not as dangerous as driving while drunk. This is not true. Driving after you have smoked marijuana is extremely dangerous and irresponsible. Research shows that when a person is high, they can’t make necessary decisions they will need to make to be responsible drivers, and this is defiinitely something that you will find to be true if you try it out.
Have you ever thought to yourself “I drive better high”? Well, that’s not scientifically possible. When you are driving, you need to have a fast reaction time. You may need to react quickly to things like other drivers or debris in the road.
There are too many other people on the road, and you’re not just endangering your life, but you are putting all of those people in danger. It’s just not worth it. Plus, now with Uber and UberEats, there’s really no reason to ever drive high.
So next time you’re thinking about smoking a doobie and then getting on the road, well you shouldn’t. You don’t want to be the reason that someone else is injured or worse. So if you’re smoking pot, make sure you don’t have anywhere to go. Or make sure someone else is going to be a designated driver. Or call an Uber. There are a million ways to avoid driving high so just don’t drive high!