A recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) raises the issue of drugged driving supplanting drunk driving as a threat on the highway. The issued the report with the concern that most people are not aware of the magnitude of the problem of drugged driving. Nevertheless, it is important to note that while the report indicates that drugs are often present in those who die in fatal car accidents that are not the same thing as showing the drugs caused the accident.
Safety advocates, like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), responded to this report to point out that drunk driving is still the single largest cause of fatal crashes. This is in spite of decades of public safety campaigns and a significant increase in the penalties for drunk driving in Florida and elsewhere. If you are injured in a crash in Ocala, it is essential that your attorney investigates whether the other driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash.