Drunk driving or drugged driving....which is deadlier?
Well, it’s complicated. A new report shows that driving while on drugs was associated with more deaths in 2015 than driving with alcohol in one's system. The report, issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, summarizes the current state of knowledge on drug-impaired driving, including what little is known about the costs and effectiveness of these actions, and identifies actions states can take to reduce drug-impaired driving. In three of California’s largest counties, police are testing the equivalent of a “breathalyzer” for pot. The clock is ticking for a way to identify drivers who are impaired by marijuana: in November, voters approved Proposition 64 which legalizes recreational pot, and California will become the world's largest cannabis market when legalization takes full effect next year.
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