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Drugged Driving

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According to the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), some 10.5 million people aged 12 and older reported driving under the influence of illegal drugs in the past year. The primary concern with drugged driving is that drugs can act on the brain to impair motor skills, reaction time, and judgment. Drugged driving is a serious public health concern, because it not only threatens the safety of the driver, but also passengers and others on the road.

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