Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Drugged Driving vs. Drunk Driving

According to an article from The Washington Post in September 2015, drug use now rivals drunk driving as the cause of fatal car crashes.

The article said, "The number of dead drivers who tested positive for drugs has increased from 29 percent in 2005 to 39.9 percent in 2013" according to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

The GHSA report also cited other studies trying to link marijuana law changes to traffic fatalities. Each of these studies differed slightly, saying legalization of marijuana had little or no change on traffic fatalities.

The report also said police officers should be better trained to identify drivers who are high on drugs.

To read the original article, go to http://wapo.st/1U47mMv.

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