AAA Study: “Don’t Toke & Drive”…New study shows Marijuana Impaired-Driving Accidents growing in states with legalized Pot.
“Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. New research also shows that legal limits for marijuana and driving are arbitrary and unsupported by science, which could result in unsafe motorists going free and others being wrongfully convicted for impaired driving.” – AAA
Washington was one of the first two states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and these findings raise serious concerns about drug-impaired driving with at least 20 states considering marijuana legalization this year.
There is understandably a strong desire by both lawmakers and the public to create legal limits for marijuana impairment, in the same manner as we do with alcohol. In the case of marijuana, this approach is flawed and not supported by scientific research. It’s simply not possible today to determine whether a driver is impaired ”
As the saying goes, more research is needed.
But common sense dictates don’t pass that roach to anyone who’s driving. There’s only one place for impaired drivers whether it’s from alcohol or pot: Safely at home or as far away from the drivers seat as possible, imho.