Essay The Impact Of Driving Under The Influence Of Illicit Drugs

718 Words Feb 28th, 2016 3 Pages
The majority of people have heard the saying “friends do not let friends drive drunk”, but does the same go for driving high? Recent studies have shown that driving under the influence of illicit drugs such as marijuana significantly increases the impairment of the driver. Mary Glascoff, Joe Shrander and Rose Haddock conducted a survey to prove that universities and community colleges should provide education on the implications of driving under the influence of illicit drugs. Mary Glascoff is a Professor for the Department of Health Education and Promotion at the University of East Carolina, Joe Shrander is the Associate Professor Director of Driver Education at the University of East Carolina, and Rose Haddock is a teaching instructor and internship supervisor at the University of East Carolina. The article was very informative but there were a few things that swayed its credibility. The journal was exceedingly disorganized, and the methods of the experiment were mediocre. The article included background information on studies of driving under the influence of alcohol and under the influence of illicit drugs and how it affects the judgment of drivers, the results of the survey conducted on the universities students and a discussion of the experiment.
In the article “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk But Do They Let Friends Drive High?” The authors gave ample background information that supported their hypothesis. They explained how driving high impairs a driver and…

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