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Driving while impaired continues to be a significant traffic danger.  While, traditionally, this impaired driving typically involved drunk driving, increasingly the impairment is being caused by drug use.  The impairment caused by this drug use can be increased if there is mixed drug use and/or the drug use is combined with drinking alcohol.

Drug use that has led to car accidents has caused many serious injuries as well as fatalities in the Chicago area.  Drug-impaired driving and the dangers presented is further discussed on the “Car Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page.

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Driving while impaired by drugs is a growing traffic safety problem.  As seen in many Chicago-area crashes these “drugged driver” crashes often result in serious accident injuries.  The subject of “drugged driving” and the serious accident injuries that often result from these crashes is further discussed on the “Cook County Car Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page.  As discussed on that page, marijuana continues to be one of the most common drugs used by drivers who then drive while impaired.  If this cannabis use is combined with alcohol usage, the resulting impairment is often magnified.

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Drivers that are impaired by drug use is becoming far more common.  Many accidents – some which have led to fatal injuries – have occurred in the Chicago area in which the driver was driving while drug-impaired.  Many other non-fatal accident injuries of a serious nature have occurred because of driver impairment due to drug use.

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“Drugged driving” – also called drug-impaired driving – is notable in many aspects.  Such driving and resulting accidents has been increasing.  On this site, various accidents in which the driver was impaired by drugs at the time of the crash have been discussed.  These posts are found under the “DUI” category.   As well, a recent study regarding drug-impaired driving is discussed in the May 7, 2017 post titled “‘Drugged Driving’ Report.”

Another fatal Chicago traffic accident in which the driver was allegedly drug-impaired at the time of the crash happened on Sunday (July 25, 2017) in Chicago’s Archer Heights neighborhood (Southwest Side.)

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On this site “drugged driving” – also called drug-impaired driving – has been discussed in various posts, including highlighting a recent study regarding such impaired driving in the May 7 post titled “‘Drugged Driving’ Report.”

There are many reasons why driving while impaired because of drug use is notable.  As mentioned previously, there have been many recent Chicago-area accidents in which the driver has been under the influence of drugs.  As well, the frequency of such accidents is notably high and has been increasing.  As such, from a traffic safety perspective, such “drugged driving” has become a serious issue.

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“Drugged Driving” (also called “drug-impaired driving”) is increasingly common, and has been a cause or contributing factor in many recent Chicago-area accidents.  On this site, various aspects and statistics regarding “drugged driving” are seen in the December 28, 2016 post titled “Increase In ‘Drugged Driving’.”

On April 26, 2017, the Governors Safety Highway Association (GHSA) released a press release concerning “drugged driving.”  The release is titled “New Report Calls States to Take Action on Drug-Impaired Driving.”

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On this site “drugged driving” – which is also called drug-impaired driving – has been often discussed due to its increasing frequency and cause of many Chicago-area vehicle accidents.  [On this site such accidents and related issues are seen in posts under the “DUI” category.]

While the drugs involved in such “drugged driving” can vary broadly – and includes both illegal as well as prescription drugs – common drugs used include marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and crystal meth.

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On this site there have been various accidents discussed which have happened after a person drove a car after taking drugs.  As discussed in the December 28, 2016 post titled “Increase In ‘Drugged Driving’,” these types of “drugged driving” accidents have been increasing in frequency.

These “drugged driving” accidents have happened throughout the Chicago area.  As seen in the CBS Chicago article of March 31, 2017, titled “Man Arrested For Drugged Driving,” Riverside had 136 DUI arrests last year, of which 20 percent were for “drugged driving.”  The article discusses a March 29, 2017 single-vehicle crash in Riverside that is being attributed to drug use before driving.

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