As part of a Graduated Drivers License, millions of teens take Drivers Education classes each year. This is an opportunity to provide factual information about the dangers of drugged driving at a time when students are most vulnerable to the misleading information spawned by the marijuana lobby. Drivers Education programs vary widely but generally try to follow a curriculum codified by the American Driver Training and Safety Education Association. Most do an excellent job of … READ MORE
Two articles on the effect of recreational marijuana commercialization on traffic fatalities reached opposite conclusions in the June 22nd 2020 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. Readers should understand the effect of study design differences before concluding that marijuana can be commercialized without an increase in traffic fatalities.
Kamer (doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1769) reported that traffic fatalities increased in both Colorado and Washington after commercializing recreational marijuana. But Santaella-Tenorio (doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1757) found traffic fatality increased in Colorado but not in … READ MORE
January 29, 2019, HB19-1146, Concerning the offense of Tandem DUI per se was introduced into the Colorado legislature. This bill replaces Colorado’s current 5 ng/ml THC permissible inference law with Tandem DUI per se and makes conforming changes to other statutes. Sponsors are Representative Dylan Roberts (D-Eagle and Routt County) and Hugh McKean (R-Loveland). The bill has been assigned to the judiciary committee for next legislative action.
Alcohol’s per se law requires one event to … READ MORE
Until this month we felt that fact checking sites were immune to the ignorance and bias evident in media reporting of drugged-driving facts. Our experience with FactCheck.org and their subsidiary SciCheck has proven to us that they too are “drinking the Kool-Aid.”
December 14th SciCheck took AG Jeff Sessions to task for errors he made in a June 22nd private Q&A with interns at the DOJ. Fair enough, Sessions’ statement was flawed, but … READ MORE