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Driving high and drunk is a lethal mix

On Behalf of | Jun 26, 2023 | PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF) - Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents are sadly not isolated incidents in Florida. Likewise, arrests for driving under the influence of drugs are also quite pervasive. Mixing alcohol and drugs can be even more dangerous and lead to fatal accidents. It can also lead to long-term legal and financial trouble.

Drinking and drugs is not a wise combination

Drunk driving accidents are lethal enough to be a serious cause of concern. However, recent studies have confirmed that there is a viable way to make things even worse. This is to combine the use of alcohol with another drug. Getting behind the wheel in such a state can lead to fatal results.

Mixing alcohol with marijuana can cause drivers to react to normal hazards with greatly impaired speed. Drivers in this state show even less accuracy than if they were using either of these two substances in isolation. This scenario gets repeated every time a driver chooses to mix alcohol use with nearly any other type of drug.

Never mix alcohol with drugs while driving

There is published research devoted to the study of how the abuse of alcohol can lead to accidents. Drivers who habitually use alcohol show a tendency to speed up. They can then exhibit such behaviors as weaving in and out of lanes or crashing into other vehicles.

Drivers who use marijuana tend to drive much slower. However, they also tend to weave in and out lanes. Too much marijuana can cause drivers to fall asleep behind the wheel. When alcohol and marijuana mix, the results can cause drivers to exhibit all of these behaviors and worse.