Belgium: One-fifth of young people drives after consuming of drugs & alcohol

In Belgium, while driving, one-fifth of the individuals under the age of 18 and older used to have drugs, heavy consumption of alcohol and inhaling laughing gas, which is rising on a per-day basis.

As per the information provided by the National Road Safety Survey, on Tuesday the figures were mentioned, since the two consecutive years, the recorded percentage of the immature drivers of the age 18 to 34 consume drugs every month, and its percentage has been soared to the 11 percent to 19 percent.

Moreover, more than 6,000 youthful drivers have been discovered that there are around 64% of the individuals who used to drive the vehicle with the impact of the consumption of drugs and alcohol.

The toxicologist at the National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology (NICC), Sarah Wille, mentioned, “The ingestion of the alcohol and drugs will definitely impact the performance of the individual by driving such as co-ordination, memory, vision, reaction time as well as in the behaviour which includes emotion and risk-taking.”

Wille further mentioned, “As per the different studies, the consumption of alcohol and drugs increase the risk of the accident and mainly to handle the situation during the complex traffic situation.”

Mostly, this problem is among the young male drivers. However, in Flanders, 21 percent of the male used to drive by using drugs per month than to the 7 percent of the women.

Additionally, in Wallonia, the maximum number of young males from the age of 18 and more drive while having drugs has been raised from 15 to 30 percent.

There are around one in three young males who drive after obtaining heavy consumption of drugs and alcohol in Brussels.

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