Safety

GHSA Takes Action on Drug-Impaired Driving

Concerns about drug-impaired driving have increased as more states begin to legalize marijuana. When the last national data was recorded in 2015, 42 percent of fatal crashes with known test results involved drugs.

To combat this safety issue, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Responsibility have partnered to provide updated data, laws, programs, and research for states and policymakers on driving under the influence of drugs.

Jonathan Adkins, executive director of GHSA states, "[A]s states across the country continue to struggle with drug-impaired driving, it's critical that we help them understand the current landscape and provide examples of best practices so they can craft the most effective countermeasures."

To reference the GHSA's 2017 updates, see the report, "Drug Impaired Driving: A Guide For States."

Despite the updates, the primary advice from the GHSA remains the same; it wants states to realize the importance of increased drug training for law enforcement officers so officers can identify drug-impaired drivers to help decrease drug-related fatalities.

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