Heroin slows reactions, dulls perceptions and affects coordination. Though the user can feel ‘euphoric’ they often feel sleepy and sluggish, which can cause driving accidents. It is widely agreed that someone heavily under the influence of heroin will be unfit to drive. The numbers of drivers found with heroin in their blood after a road traffic fatality are said to be increasing.
The specific effects of driving on heroin are:
Distorted perception / lack of coordination
Nausea and breathing problems
Effects can take anything up to 24 hours to reduce
For general information on heroin and it’s effects Talk to Frank – Heroin