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New Liability Exposure: Employee Drivers Using Medical Marijuana

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical cannabis (marijuana) or have decriminalized it. What are the fleet ramifications of drivers operating a company-provided vehicle while using medical marijuana under the care of a physician? What are the corporate liability issues if a driver with a medical marijuana prescription is involved in a preventable accident? Let's address these questions and determine what you can do to minimize your corporate liability exposure.

Managing Accidents or Managing Risk?

Most commonly, the service is called “accident” or “collision” management. However, many fleets have started to focus more on managing risk; applying factors to drivers to mitigate the results of accidents.

Identifying At-Risk Fleet Drivers

Managing risk is an important element of fleet management, and identifying at-risk drivers is essential. There are a number of risk factors a careful fleet manager can identify to help reduce losses.