Drug Use and New Hampshire Car Accidents

A New Hampshire car accident can occur at anytime leaving you or a loved one with a serious injury that can impact the rest of your life. There are many causes of a car accident, but very few experts doubt the contributions that impaired drivers make to New Hampshire and Vermont’s death toll.

Drug involvement is part of the equation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), post-mortem testing results conclude that drug involvement among fatally injured drivers has increased significantly from 2005 to 2009 across the country.

It should be understood that drug involvement doesn’t necessarily mean that the driver was impaired or that drugs were the cause of the accident. However, it is hard to deny the danger that an impaired driver poses to you and your loved ones.

If you’re impaired, don’t drive.
"While it’s clear that science and state policies regarding drugs and driving are evolving, one fact is indisputable,” said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland. “If you are taking any drugs that might impair your ability to drive safely, then you need to put common sense and caution to the forefront, and give your keys to someone else. It doesn’t matter if its drugs or alcohol, if you’re impaired, don’t drive."

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, you should contact one of our experienced New Hampshire car accident attorneys at the law offices of Van Dorn, Curtiss & Rousseau, PLLC at (603) 556-4148.

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