Marijuana Use and Truck Drivers

There are a number of things that make driving a semi-truck very difficult, such as the huge size and weight of the vehicles combined with limited visibility. Because of these issues, it is very important that truck drivers are mentally alert while operating their vehicles. But while most truck drivers abide by set laws for safety, there are truck drivers who engage in very dangerous behavior while driving. One issue leading to serious safety concerns is the use of marijuana by truck drivers.

A recent study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Traffic Safety found that some 15% of truck drivers involved in the study tested positive for marijuana. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident caused by a truck driver who was under the influence of marijuana, contact your Iowa truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.

The Mental Effects of Marijuana on Truck Drivers

Marijuana directly affects the central nervous system. Some effects of marijuana are:

  • Temporary memory loss
  • Significantly slowed reaction time
  • Difficulty concentrating

The effects listed above are all things that can greatly hinder driving ability. Truck drivers who are under the influence of marijuana are a serious threat to everyone on the road.

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If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident caused by a truck driver who was under the influence of marijuana, contact your Iowa truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.

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