The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with other Nevada law enforcement agencies Feb. 4-13 to enforce impaired driving laws and keep impaired drivers off of roadways.
It doesn’t take much to be an impaired driver. Use of illicit drugs or misuse of prescription drugs can make driving a vehicle unsafe — just like driving after drinking alcohol.
Nationwide, statistics show that on average about 44 percent of drivers involved in fatal crashes tested positive for drugs.
Nevada Revised Statute 484c.110 makes it illegal to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of any controlled substance. This includes prescription medications.
If you do use prescribed medications, create social strategies to prevent having to be behind the wheel.
• Use a designated driver, taxi, public transportation.
• Have items delivered, many companies will deliver food and supplies.
• Discuss the risks with your friends and family.
More information about safe driving and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal is available online at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com.