The California Office of Traffic Safety released reports regarding instances of drugged driving throughout the state. The reports show that the number of drugged driving deaths have risen in the state, leading the researchers to believe that drugged driving is increasing as well.
The numbers for drugged driving have only been recorded since 2006, but even in that short amount of time, an obvious increase in use has been noted. In 2010, three out of every 10 individuals that lost their lives in a California traffic accident were under the influence of prescription drugs, legal or illegal.
More than 700 California police officers have taken necessary classes in order to detect a drugged driver on the roadway. Educating drivers is also an extremely important step in order to decrease the amount of traffic crashes caused by drugged drivers.
If you have been accused of driving under the influence in the state of California, please contact the Oceanside DUI defense lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646 today.