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How The Different Kinds Of Impaired Driving Can Affect You

By Dona Roma

If you don’t know what the different kinds of Drinking and driving driving are then you really need to learn because it could affect you and everyone around you. Most people think of drunk driving when they think of impaired driving. This is the one type of impaired driving that is most often done. People will sometimes go out for a few drinks and then when they get ready to leave they think they are sober enough to drive. These are the people that wind up in a car crash because they thought having a couple of drinks and driving was a good idea.

Drunk driving is dangerous to the driver and the passengers in the car as well as all other cars on the road. Everyday their are lives taken due to drinking and driving. Driving while using drugs is another form of impaired driving. This one is the worse since it is hard to tell if you are riding with someone who is high on drugs or not.

You should not ever get into a car with someone who has been drinking or doing drugs. You should try to get their keys from them and if they do not want to give them up, you can just call them a taxi cab. No matter what do not let your friend get into a car to drive after he or she has been doing drugs or drinking.

If you are too sleepy to operate a vehicle that is another type of driving impairment. You do not need to drive a vehicle if you have not had enough rest. Everyday there are car wrecks because drivers fall asleep while driving. By law truck drivers are required to pull over for a rest after driving for over eleven hours without sleep. The truck driver must rest for ten hours before e can start driving again.

These laws are in place to keep the truck driver and the other people on the roads safe. If a truck driver or any other driver for that matter drives too long without enough sleep they could end up hurting themselves or even worse killing themselves or an innocent bystander.

Anyone taking prescription medications should not be behind the wheel of a car. Prescription medications can cause you to be impaired and that is why you should not drive. There are also some medications you can buy over the counter that can cause you to be impaired such as cold medicine or sleeping aids. You can take Tylenol or aspirin and drive just fine.

There are also medical conditions that will impair your driving. Your doctor will tell you if you have a medical condition that impairs your driving such as epilepsy. If you drive when you have epilepsy you could have a seizure while you are driving and cause a sever car crash. You have no control over your body during a seizure.

The important thing to remember is to just use good judgment before getting into a car. If you think that you are not safe to be driving then have someone else drive you. You can call a cab, call a friend, a neighbor, or a family member. Remember if you are impaired and you drive you not only risk yourself you also risk innocent people’s lives. You could hurt women, children, and elderly people.

Drinking and driving is a crime, hire a impaired driving lawyer keep a clean criminal record.

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Roma, Dona "How The Different Kinds Of Impaired Driving Can Affect You." How The Different Kinds Of Impaired Driving Can Affect You. 25 Aug. 2010. 28 Aug 2014 <>.

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