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Kansas City Truck Crash Lawyer Warns of Marijuana Dangers for Teens and Truckers

New research recently released by Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) found that more teenagers admit to smoking marijuana and driving than drinking alcohol and driving. 19% of teenagers surveyed indicated that they had driven under the influence of marijuana compared to 13% who indicated that they had driven under the influence of alcohol.

Unfortunately, this problem is not limited to teenagers. Other drivers, including truckers, are also driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.  If you, or your child, have been hurt by a driver who was under the influence of any drug, then it is important to contact a Kansas City truck crash lawyer as soon as possible.

International Studies Shed Led On the Problem of Marijuana and Driving
A Canadian study published in the February 9 issue of the British Medical Journal found that smoking marijuana and driving nearly doubles the chances of being in a motor vehicle accident. Specifically, the study found that smoking marijuana within three hours of driving nearly doubled the chances of a car accident and that the full effects of marijuana did not wear off for about 12 hours.

Smoking marijuana, or doing other drugs, and driving may be particularly problematic for truckers who are operating big rigs that are more difficult to maneuver and to stop quickly. Serious accident injuries and fatalities may result.

Contact a Kansas City Truck Crash Lawyer if You’ve Been Hurt by a Stoned Trucker
If you’ve been hurt by stoned trucker, or if you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal Kansas City truck crash caused by a trucker who was using marijuana then it is important to understand your rights. We invite you to read our FREE book, 10 Essential Steps You Must Take to Protect Your Injury Claim, and please call an experienced Kansas City truck accident attorney today at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616.
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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.

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