Drugged Driving

According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), “drugs were present in 43% of the fatally-injured drivers with a known test result, more frequently than alcohol was present.” According to a Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report, however, “drivers believed that driving after drinking is a greater problem than driving after using marijuana (64% vs. 29%) and that driving after drinking is more common and increases crash risk more than driving after marijuana (56% vs. 34% and 98% vs. 78%).” Three state laws currently exist regarding driving under the influence of drugs, including Driving Under Influence of Drugs (DUID), Zero Tolerance and Per Se.

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