What ever you do - 'IF' it impaired your ability to drive , DON'T DO IT. Simple.
There are many things that will and can impair your ability.
I had a 'fender bender' - crashed into Norm - LOL! He was in front of me and I looked down at the radio- had to find that perfect song for the long drive up North.. SMACK.
Luckily, no one was hurt- except my pride - hitting my own husband - I never will live it down. Should all radios be removed from automobiles?
Do you know how many drivers get into accidents because they are eating?
Should we close all drive through windows that offer take out?
The worst culprit for IMPAIRED driving is Alcohol. It truly 'impairs your' ability IMO.
Cannabis will never surpass this IMO- most people I know who use cannabis - like to CHILL or relax, unwind - not go for a drive. Alcohol charges for impaired driving increase every year, as does alcohol abuse.
PUT me behind the wheel with anyone who consumed a joint over a drink any day.
I KNOW the difference. Shall we close all bars? BBQs and restaurants that serve alcohol?
Lets not forget HOW many MILLIONS are currently IMPAIRED driving with pills in their system- Not just opiates, many medicines tell you: DO NOT OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY while using this medication - the average car weights:
DO not USE anything that could impair your ability to drive, stupid.
I will call you stupid - because if you send that text while driving, YOU ARE.
Is my own son stupid if he preforms this task? You bet.
I know he is aware of the dangers associated with.. so many smart people behave so stupid when driving.
Unless using that phone to save someone's life - while driving- you are stupid and you are WORSE - IF you practice this behaviour with your children watching your every move.
Maybe parents need to look into the future for just a moment... who will 'they blame' when their teen is in a car accident while impaired (in any way) driving?
Sadly, probably themselves.
Harsh, fine by me, especially IF it makes you for one second THINK about any of what I said.
I love my fellow humans.
I love my own son more than most and he is on the road with you.
If you see anyone who is clearly IMPAIRED/distracted, texting and driving...
FOCUS and try to get safely away from them as soon as possible.
IF something impairs your ability to drive - Don't Do it.
It is that simple.
PLEASE make educated drivers - do not believe the lies & fear mongering regarding cannabis.