Kansas Warns Against 4/20 Impaired Driving

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The department, along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is reminding drivers not to drive impaired, whether using marijuana or another substance, and that "if you feel different, you drive different."

Many people don't realize it can be just as dangerous to drive while using certain drugs or substances as it is alcohol, KDOT Behavioral Safety Manager Gary Herman said in a statement. Marijuana, antianxiety medications, painkillers and muscle relaxants are just a few of many substances that can seriously impact ones reaction times and ability to drive safely.

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