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Drugged Driving

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Use of any psychoactive (mind-altering) drug makes it highly unsafe to drive a car and is illegal—just like driving after drinking alcohol. Drugged driving puts at risk not only the driver but also passengers and others who share the road. Learn more

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National Institute on Drug Abuse. Drugged Driving Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/drugged-driving

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