Changing the Way We Think About Drug-Impaired Driving

Impaired driving is expanding to include other forms of impairment, such as marijuana and opioid use, which can also affect driving and cause crashes. Governors Highway Safety Association’s (GHSA’s) Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States finds that in 2016, 44% of fatally-injured drivers with known drug test results tested positive for drugs, up from 28% just 10 years prior. The report discusses how these substances create driving risk, how to detect impaired drivers, and potential methods for reducing drug-impaired driving. Continue reading “Changing the Way We Think About Drug-Impaired Driving”