A new study finds more than 35 percent of Canadian high school students admit to having been in a car with a driver who had been drinking, while 20 percent reported ever riding with a driver who had been using marijuana.
As more states consider legalizing marijuana, legislators are grappling with how to deal with drugged driving. State laws on the issue vary widely, according to Jon Woodruff, Legislative Attorney with the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws.
A new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concludes there is no scientific basis for setting legal limits for marijuana and driving. These limits are arbitrary and unsupported by science, the group says.
A new study finds states that require people convicted of drunk driving to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles have lower rates of alcohol-related crash deaths compared with states that don’t require the devices.
Proving synthetic drug use is the cause of traffic accidents can be difficult, experts tell The Seattle Times. Prosecutors in some cases involving traffic fatalities have ended up charging drivers with less serious crimes.
The percentage of drivers testing positive for marijuana or other illegal drugs is increasing, according to a new report. In 2013 and 2014, 15.1 percent of drivers tested positive for drugs, up from 12.4 percent in 2007.
Some states have implemented alcohol monitoring programs aimed at reducing drunk driving and domestic violence, according to the Associated Press. Offenders must prove twice daily that they have not been drinking.
More than 4 million Americans admit they have driven while intoxicated at least once in the past month, a new government study finds. The typical drunk driver is a young male with a history of binge drinking.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York this week called for increased federal funding for technology designed to stop drunk driving. The technology, called Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, prevents drivers with high blood-alcohol levels from starting a car.