The objective of this project is to identify and recommend strategies for improving state level data on the nature and extent of drugged driving in the United States by addressing the most significant barriers that impede state efforts to collect and compile such data.
As part of a project funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, this document provides an overview of issues related to marijuana consumption, driving impairment and blood testing as well as the potential impacts of social and legal factors.
Drunk drivers continue to plague American highways. They crash, they injure,
and they kill. In 2000, 16,653 traffic fatalities — 40 percent of all highway deaths —
involved at least one drinking driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist.