A new study found that whereas alcohol related driving deaths have kept steady over recent years (with alcohol causing around 40% of all motor vehicle deaths), fatal accidents involving drug use have been on the rise. The number of fatal crashes related to marijuana use tripled in the last decade, and road deaths involving drug users in general rose from 16% to 28%.
Driving impaired is driving impaired, whether that impairment is caused by alcohol, drugs, marijuana, or prescription pills. It's a message that teens especially need, (even more so after recent legalization of the drug in some States), since there is a popular myth that smoking pot will make one a better driver.
Please visit http://www.keepyourchildsafe.org to learn more on teen driving.