11/30/18, Message from Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency:
Drunk driving crashes account for one-third of all traffic deaths. In California, 1,059 people lost their lives in 2016 due to crashes involving a drunk driver, a 16 percent increase from 2015. Driving while under the influence of any drug poses a threat to the driver, passengers and other roadway users.
Like drunk driving, drug-impaired driving is a problem on our roadways. With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in California, it is important to understand that marijuana can also impair driving. Studies have shown marijuana can slow reaction times and lower depth perception, increasing the chances of a collision.
The legal and financial consequences of driving under the influence (DUI) can cost you time and money. A DUI offense could cost up to $10,000 for first-time offenders, which includes attorney and legal fees, restricted licensing, days off work to go to court, a criminal record and more. For more information on impaired driving laws, visit www.nhtsa.gov/laws-regulations/impaired-driving. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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