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
Those who cling to the myth that THC’s role in traffic safety is unclear were buoyed by release in 2017 of guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which stated, “…it is unclear whether marijuana use actually increases the risk of car crashes.”
DUID Victim Voices supplied the following analysis to the CDC in December 2020, requesting that the guidance be corrected. Thankfully, the CDC subsequently released a correction. The … READ MORE
Rosekind, Ehsani and Michael published a June 2020 Commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine calling for more data to inform policies needed to reduce impaired driving fatalities. Although we are a strong proponent of more data for that purpose, we took issue with two of the authors’ specific recommendations:
- More crash risk studies like the NHTSA-sponsored Virginia Beach study, and
- Improved FARS data.
JAMA Internal Medicine published our disagreements and the authors’ response Nov. 16, 2020:… READ MORE
Colorado’s House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor yesterday approved HB19-1230, a bill creating “Marijuana Hospitality Establishments” so purchasers of “legal” marijuana would have public places to consume their drug of choice.
Patrons driving home after consuming marijuana at a hospitality establishment could be impaired. If that impairment is caused by inhaled THC, almost half of those drivers can be arrested, prosecuted and convicted of DUI. But if their impairment was caused by THC … READ MORE