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Associations between driving under the influence or riding with an impaired driver and future substance use among adolescents.
08/01/2019

Conclusions: RWID and DUI are significantly associated with greater alcohol and marijuanause over time. This study highlights that teens may be at higher risk for problem substance use in the future even if they ride with someone who is impaired. Prevention and intervention efforts for adolescents need to address both driving under the influence and riding with an impaired driver to prevent downstream consequences.


drugged driving
Drive Baked Get Busted
04/13/2018


Florida, impaired, drugged driving
The AAA Position: Marijuana’s Effect on Driving
10/07/2016

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed cannabis use by drivers in one of those states, Washington, and found that the proportion of drivers involved in fatal crashes who had recently used marijuana more than doubled after Washington legalized the drug for recreational use. In addition, there’s currently no easy way to test whether a driver is impaired by marijuana: Unlike alcohol, it can’t be determined by breath or blood tests.


AAA, postition statement, statement, driving, drugged driving, Impairment, car crashes, Fatalities, drug testing
"SWAP" TAC Drug Drive Ad
05/21/2016

If you drive on drugs you are out of your mind.


driving, drugged driving, youtube, Fatalities
Stoned Drivers Are Killing More and More Innocent Victims
05/14/2016

Fatal driving accidents have risen 122 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission.

The science is clear and unambiguous—pot is a dangerous substance. It is not like alcohol at all. There is a reason it is classified as a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance, right along with heroin, LSD, and ecstasy. The American Medical Association, the American Lung Association, and other reputable doctors and scientists all reject legalization.


drugged driving, driving, car crashes, Washington, Colorado, Fatalities
Testing Drivers for Evidence of Marijuana Use is Difficult
02/11/2016

“It’s really difficult to document drugged driving in a relevant way, [because of] the simple fact that THC is fat soluble,” said Margaret Haney, a neurobiologist at Columbia University. “That makes it absorbed in a very different way and much more difficult to relate behavior to, say, [blood] levels of THC or develop a breathalyzer.”


driving, drugged driving, drug testing
Why Is It So Hard To Test Whether Drivers Are Stoned?
02/09/2016

The simple fact that THC is fat soluble. That makes it absorbed in a very different way and much more difficult to relate behavior to, say, [blood] levels of THC or develop a breathalyzer."  The height of your intoxication isn't at the moment when blood THC levels peak, and the high doesn't rise and fall uniformly based on how much THC leaves and enters your bodily fluids, says Marilyn Huestis, who headed the chemistry and drug metabolism section at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.


Potency, impaired, drugged driving, DUI
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