Drugged Drivers Difficult to Convict
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
Drugged drivers are as much of a public threat as drunk drivers, some argue, but are often harder to convict. Drivers under the influence of prescription medications also cause many, and often fatal, accidents. The problem is that there is no consensus on how much of a drug impairs driving. Prescription drugs affect people differently, stay in the system for varying amounts of time, and could have different - or stronger - reactions if mixed with alcohol or other drugs. In addition, a relatively large percentage of the American public takes prescription drugs (e.g., cholesterol, sleeping, anti-anxiety).