The Dangers Of Huffing And Driving
Huffing is a very dangerous thing that can have serious negative health effects. This intentional inhaling of chemicals can be even more dangerous when paired with driving.
There are various different driving impairments that can be caused by huffing. Huffing could even result in a driver blacking out behind the wheel. Thus, a driver who has engaged in huffing could be particularly likely to trigger an automobile accident.
Unfortunately, there has been an upswing in huffing-related car crashes in West Michigan in recent times. The region has seen three such accidents in just the past month.
Why do you think there has been a rise in these types of crashes in West Michigan lately? Do you think huffing and driving is on the increase in the region? If so, what steps do you think should be taken to try to curb this increase? How big of a problem do you think chemical use by drivers currently is in Kalamazoo and the rest of West Michigan?
Drivers should avoid any behavior that could impair their driving. An individual could end up irreversibly altering the lives of innocent people if they engage in chemical use, such as alcohol use, huffing or drug use, and then get behind the wheel. When motor vehicle crash victims suspect that a driver involved in their accident was impaired by chemical use at the time of the crash, they should consider having a skilled personal injury attorney investigate for them whether chemical use was present in relation to the accident and what legal actions are available given the specifics of the crash.
Source: WWMT, "Huffing and driving on the rise in West Michigan," Oct. 12, 2015