Would You Get Behind the Wheel of a Vehicle While High? Well, California Teens Are

Would You Get Behind the Wheel of a Vehicle While High? Well, California Teens Are

Just about every driver out there knows about DUI’s and how they should never drive while intoxicated with alcohol. However, what many people fail to realize, is that there was a reason the term was switched from DWI, driving while intoxicated, to DUI, Driving under the influence. DUI is a broader term that covers driving under the influence of any substance whether it is alcohol or drugs.

Driving under the influence of any substance is illegal in the state of California. This includes driving while high on marijuana, or laughing gas. There is an alarming trend among teens to get high off of laughing gas, or nitrous oxide. The gas is used both for car racing and for medical use. It is one of the ways that doctors can put patients under for surgeries.

When inhaled, laughing gas can cause...