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January 25, 2018

NHTSA to Host Summit on Drugged Driving

Scheduled for March, the event will launch a broader agency initiative focused on finding solutions to the growing problem of driving under the influence of drugs.

January 8, 2018

Marijuana Use and Driving

This video, produced by the Los Angeles Times, offers five facts about marijuana use and driving. Video courtesy of L.A. Times via YouTube. 

January 4, 2018

Marijuana Use Still Illegal on Calif. Roads

Another change in state law adds marijuana consumption to the law prohibiting alcohol consumption while driving or riding in vehicles.

August 29, 2017

Marijuana-Linked Road Deaths Up in Colorado

In 2016, Colorado drivers in fatal crashes tested positive for marijuana 20% of the time. The state voted to legalize recreational use of the drug in late 2012.  

July 10, 2017

Report Warns States About Marijuana Legalization

A new government report explores the downstream effects of state laws legalizing marijuana use and offers advice to states likely to change their laws in the future.

June 26, 2017

Legal Marijuana Tied to Crash Increase

Three states that have legalized recreational cannabis see a 3% overall increase in collision claim frequencies, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

May 11, 2017

Calif. Steps Up Drugged Driving Detection

California law enforcement representatives and legislators gathered in Sacramento on May 10 to demonstrate new methods for detecting drugged driving. Included was a portable saliva test. Next year, the state's law permitting recreational marijuana use goes into effect. Video courtesy of KPIX5.

December 16, 2016

Drivers View Alcohol as Bigger Safety Threat Than Marijuana

A survey from IIHS finds, however, that motorists living in marijuana-legal states are more likely to perceive the drug as a road safety problem than motorists in other states.

June 10, 2016

Federal Study on Marijuana-Impaired Driving Proposed

The House Appropriations Committee makes the recommendation in a report accompanying a major spending bill.

June 8, 2016

Colo. Spreads Anti-Drugged Driving Message

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently unveiled its "slow-speed chase" vehicles, wrapped in marijuana safety messages, to raise public awareness of the dangers of marijuana-impaired driving. Video courtesy of CDOT.

May 11, 2016

Pot-Impaired Driving Tough to Prosecute

This CBS 4 news video reports on the difficulty that prosecutors now face in trying marijuana DUI cases in Colorado.

May 10, 2016

Marijuana-Related Road Deaths Double in Washington

New AAA Foundation research raises concerns about marijuana-impaired driving and the misguided efforts of some states to prevent it.

March 16, 2016

Vermont Considers Tougher Distracted Driving Penalties

Legislators in the state are also set to weigh legalization of recreational marijuana for adults over 21.

July 14, 2015

Canadian Company Working on 'Pot Breathalyzer'

Vancouver-based Cannabix Technologies Inc. is finalizing a product its calling a "pot breathalyzer" that officers could use to enforce drugged driving, according to a Reuters report.


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