Senators Ask For Money To Fight Drugged Driving

by | January 30th, 2012

January 30, 2012

With recent studies showing prescription drug overdose as the leading cause of death among young people in our country, two United States senators are proposing legislation that would invest in training to help law enforcement identify drugged drivers. According to CBS-6 News, the legislation is a response to a growing number of drugged driving incidents in the state of New York.

One of the resolutions supporters, Senator Charles Schumer (NY), says that drugged driving arrests across the state have risen by 35 percent in the last 10 years. Drugged driving has also claimed thousands of lives, most recently two boys killed in accidents where drugs were suspected to be a contributing factor.

The senator says that the money could be used for equipment, as well as for training officers on what to look for, as drugged drivers may act very differently than someone under the influence of alcohol.

A decision is expected to be made in the next several months on how exactly the money will be allocated to law enforcement departments across the state.

The New York Car Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Injury Lawyers ask that motorists keep themselves and others safe by not getting behind the wheel without doctors of pharmacist approval after taking medications. Also, if you have been injured in an accident caused by someone found to be under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash, their experienced team of attorneys may be able to help you.