If you feel different, you drive different. Driving while impaired by any substance is dangerous. Impaired driving happens when someone drives a vehicle under the influence of a substance like marijuana other illegal drugs, prescription or over the counter medicines, or alcohol.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on average, more than 10,000 people are killed each year in crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. The Nebraska Highway Safety Office says, in Nebraska, one person dies every three days from an alcohol-related crash. Drunk driving is not only against the law, it is a matter of life and death.