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.