A wide range of drugs can qualify as hallucinogenic, including marijuana, LSD, peyote, and ecstasy. If under the effects of the drug while on the road, drivers can find themselves making very dangerous choices. Hallucinogens do not always have the heightened effects attributed to them in popular films or television shows, instead being capable of producing slight to moderate disconnections from reality. However, these milder drugs are no less dangerous.
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Effects of Hallucinogens
The effects of hallucinogens can severely disrupt a driver's ability to pay attention to the road. Hallucinogens can cause any of the following:
- Mood changes and swings that can become severe
- Visual or auditory hallucinations
- A feeling of not being in control, or of being disconnected from reality
As safe driving is so dependent on smart choices, paying attention to the road, and communicating intentions clearly to other drivers, hallucinogens can lead to catastrophic accidents. Even if the driver has not used these drugs within recent history, flashbacks can cause hallucinogenic side effects that affect a driver's ability to safely navigate the highways.
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