Colorado’s legislature passed House Bill 1315 on May 10th, its last day before adjourning for the year. The bill directs the Department of Public Safety’s Office of Research and Statistics to collect, analyze and publish DUI data to advise policy makers on the causes and results of DUI in Colorado. Like many states, Colorado has a single citation for DUI irrespective of cause; alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs. Therefore, current state … READ MORE
Thanks to the efforts of DUID Victim Voices supporter Stephie Mager, Nevada has a DUID per se law that establishes legal limits for several drugs including methamphetamine, amphetamine, cocaine, heroin, LSD, marijuana, and phencyclidine (Angel Dust). The blood THC limit is 2 ng/ml, very close to the limits of quantification of most forensic toxicology laboratories.
Two articles released last month reach starkly different conclusions about the effect of marijuana use on driving safety:
Brady, J.E., Li, G., Trends in Alcohol and Other Drugs in Fatally Injured Drivers in the United States, 1999-2010, American Journal of Epidemiology, January 29, 2014
Romano, E., Torres-Saavedra, P., Voas, R., Lacey, J.H., Drugs and Alcohol: Their Relative Crash Risk, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, January 2014
The first has been widely quoted … READ MORE