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Vaping, young drivers and car wrecks

Young drivers may find themselves in a motor vehicle wreck for different reasons. Aside from the negligence and recklessness of other drivers, they may crash as a result of their inexperience, because of peer pressure that prompted them to get behind the wheel drunk or because they were using their phone while driving. These are just some of the risks that young drivers face, but there are far more to consider. For example, some young people like to vape, a habit that has become increasingly popular recently. Vaping can lead to a collision for multiple reasons and it is essential for young drivers to avoid any habits or behaviors that could lead to a collision.

Using a vape pen while driving could result in a motor vehicle accident purely because the device is a distraction. For example, a driver may take their hands off of the wheel to use, grab or attend to their vape pen. Aside from being a potential distraction, vaping can also lead to dizziness and intoxication. Some people vape with liquids that do not contain any addictive or intoxicating substance, while others may vape in order to get a nicotine fix or consume marijuana.

Sometimes, vaping can include very high levels of nicotine, which can cause a driver to become drowsy and inattentive on the road. This can be especially problematic for someone who is not used to nicotine. Sadly, many accidents have been caused by distracted driving and intoxicated driving, and the victims of these wrecks deserve a voice.

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