Stoned Drivers Are a Lot Safer Than Drunk Ones, New Federal Data Show

According to a new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers under the influence of marijuana are significantly less likely to crash than drunk drivers, and no more likely to crash than sober drivers. Several states, including Colorado, have passed laws attempting to define “marijuana impaired driving" similarly to drunk driving. That’s like claiming sober drivers are too impaired to drive! Pot breathalyzers are being developed to determine whether a driver is too impaired from marijuana to drive. However, most laws have yet to determine what blood THC threshold makes a person unfit to operate a motor vehicle. Now, we’re not trying to tell you that it’s safe to get super stoned and start driving, as there is plenty of evidence showing that marijuana does impair reaction time and other important driving skills. One thing is clear however; driving stoned is definitely safer than driving drunk. Science. Read the whole article on The Washington Post here.

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