driving

  1. Ron Strider

    Most Americans Don't Think Marijuana Causes More Crashes

    Americans could be downplaying the risks of smoking pot and driving. While most U.S. adults, or 91 percent, view driving under the influence of marijuana as dangerous and 87 percent said the practice makes one a hazard to others on the road, only 40 percent viewed weed as contributing to...
  2. Ron Strider

    Canada: Survey Finds 39% Of Cannabis Users Admit Driving After Smoking Pot

    A survey done for Health Canada suggests that 39 per cent of people who admitted to smoking pot say they've driven within two hours of smoking up. The survey was conducted last spring when the government was preparing to table legislation not only to regulate the sale of legal marijuana but...
  3. Ron Strider

    New Poll Shows Americans Consider Texting More Dangerous Than Marijuana While Driving

    A new survey released Tuesday conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America found that while the vast majority of Americans believe driving under the influence of marijuana is dangerous, an overwhelming percentage consider texting while behind the...
  4. Ron Strider

    MA: Speeding Stop In Blandford Yields Arrest Of Agawam Man On Marijuana Charges

    An Agawam man, stopped for speeding Tuesday night on North Street, faces marijuana charges after police discovered a large amount of the drug in his vehicle. Officer Krysten Scapin stopped Nicolas Pugliano at about 9 p.m. after determining he had been driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone...
  5. Ron Strider

    Marijuana And Alcohol DUI's Should Not Be Treated Equally

    For a long time the U.S. government has conducted studies through the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association which show that marijuana use has little effect on a person’s driving ability. Yet, our government continues to prosecute people under antiquated and inadequate laws that equate...
  6. Ron Strider

    Marijuana And Driving: 33% Of Teens Think It's Legal. Some Think It Isn't Dangerous

    A third of teens think smoking marijuana and driving is legal, according to a new study. Out of 2,800 teens surveyed, 33% said driving under the influence of marijuana is legal in states where it's recreational. More than 20% of teens reported it's common among their friends. Parent...
  7. Ron Strider

    MA: Man Charged With Transporting Marijuana Infused Beverages

    Police in Massachusetts have arrested a Maine man they say was transporting more than 1,000 bottled beverages infused with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that produces the high. Erving police say Simon Wiinikainen of Starks, Maine, was pulled over Wednesday for driving 62 mph in a 40...
  8. Ron Strider

    Pot Perplexes Laws On DUI

    Many states that are considering passing or have recently passed laws legalizing marijuana are looking to Colorado – one of the nation's first legalizers – for guidance. One of the things they're asking is how Colorado is managing cannabis-
impaired driving now that pot is legal, and the...
  9. Ron Strider

    Efforts To Curtail Marijuana-Impaired Driving Collide With Evolving Attitudes

    Promoting cannabis as a safer alternative to alcohol was a tenet of the marijuana legalization movements in Colorado and other states. Early data indicate that attitude continues when people get behind the wheel. A recent Colorado Department of Transportation survey found that 72 percent...
  10. Ron Strider

    Passenger Tries To Get Rid Of Marijuana By Eating It During Traffic Stop

    Van Buren County deputies arrested a 17 year old for driving under the influence of drugs. The police pulled the driver over on Sunday, Aug. 20, after receiving calls about two people smoking marijuana in a car on Interstate 94. The deputies noticed that the front seat passenger, an...
  11. Ron Strider

    Marijuana In Massachusetts: New State Ad Campaign: 'Drive High? The Crash Is On You'

    Marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, driving while high on the substance is not. That's the message from state public safety officials, who are running ads as part of an awareness campaign months after voters broadly legalized the use of recreational marijuana in the Bay State. "Drive...
  12. Ron Strider

    MA: Driving While Stoned? State Officials Urge You To Reconsider

    With marijuana now legal in Massachusetts, federal, and state officials are launching a new campaign to remind users that driving while high remains illegal. With a motto of "Drive high? The crash is on you," the campaign will feature billboards, radio, and TV ads targeted at drivers between...
  13. Ron Strider

    Colorado's Lessons For Recreational Marijuana Legalization

    While Vermont has been moving towards becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through the legislature – as opposed to through a voter initiative – some proponents of legalization have advocated learning from the experience of states that have already legalized marijuana...
  14. Ron Strider

    NV: Pot Users Keep Lyft And Uber Drivers Busy

    Rideshare drivers with Uber and Lyft say they're making more money than ever before, all thanks to the legalization of marijuana. Keith has been driving for Lyft for 7 months. He loves it so much, he made it his primary form of income. So why all the hype? Keith says after July 1, when the...
  15. Ron Strider

    Everyone Agrees "Driving While High" Is Bad. But What Does That Even Mean

    While several states have legalized using marijuana, nobody is in favor of driving under its influence. But as states crack down on high driving, they're struggling to figure out what counts as driving high, and how they can reliably test for it. Currently, if police determine they have...
  16. Ron Strider

    The Future Of Driving, Marijuana, And Being Stoned Behind The Wheel

    I'm not a fan of driving while stoned – mostly because it makes me super paranoid – but I know plenty of other people who swear by it. When they do, they're going against the advice of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which claims marijuana "can slow reaction time, impair judgment of time...
  17. Ron Strider

    The Problem With America's Marijuana DUI Laws

    Gagan Singh rolled a "fat blunt" before he hit the slopes at Lake Tahoe on a sunny Wednesday morning. By the end of the day, he needed a refill, so he drove to Reno and stopped at one of the local medical marijuana dispensaries. With his Patagonia jacket and bleached-blond man-bun, Singh was...
  18. K

    MD: Marijuana Legalization Shouldn't Be Held Hostage To Drugged Driving Concerns

    Maryland lawmakers are once again considering legislation to regulate the adult use and sale of marijuana to those age 21 or older. Nearly six in 10 residents support this reform, according to a February Goucher poll. But opponents charge that doing so could pose a risk to traffic safety...
  19. K

    Colorado State Patrol's Still Looking For Something As Efficient As A Breathalyzer

    The state agency charged with keeping Colorado's highways safe started experimenting with devices that can detect if a driver consumed marijuana before getting behind the wheel in January 2015. Two years later, the search for the right roadside testing device continues. "To be transparent...
  20. K

    MA: Can Field Sobriety Tests Be Used In Marijuana DUI Court Cases?

    Boston - The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is set to hear arguments Friday on whether field sobriety tests can be used as part of cases of driving under the influence of marijuana. The court case comes less than a month after recreational marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, while...