The Casper Police Department wants to make sure residents are informed about the dangers of driving under the influence, and not just alcohol, but also drugs like marijuana.

The Casper Police Department shared the above video along with a message that read:

Drugged Driving is Dangerous
When a person takes drugs into their system, it changes the way the body works.

Marijuana slows relfexes and impairs judgement. Driving high is just as illegal and dangerous as driving drunk.

Research studies have shown negative effects of marijuana on drivers, including an increase in lane weaving, poor reaction time, and altered attention to the road. Use of alcohol with marijuana makes drivers more impaired, causing even more lane weaving. Some studies report that opioids can cause drowsiness and impair thinking and judgment. Other studies have found that being under the influence opioids while driving can double your risk of having a crash.

Learn more at TheNewDUI.org

A study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse stated:

Several meta-analyses of multiple studies found that the risk of being involved in a crash significantly increased after marijuana use, in a few cases, the risk doubled or more than doubled.

Casper drivers, let's be safe out there.