Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show

Published by: Christopher Ingraham
Published: February 9, 2015
Original Article:
www.washingtonpost.com

 A person takes a sobriety test at a checkstop.

A person takes a sobriety test at a checkstop.

In 2015, the Washington Post released an article discussing a recent study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (CLICK HERE FOR STUDY). The NHTSA directly stated: "At the current time, specific drug concentration levels cannot be reliably equated with a specific degree of driver impairment." As we move towards legalization, studies like this are important, not only in terms of educating the public about the actual effects of marijuana use, but also to allow our law enforcement to make intelligent and advised decisions regarding how to approach impaired driving.