Impaired Driving With Marijuana

Grim Reapers take high school students School raises awareness of impaired driving with mock ...

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:07
Every 15 Minutes in the United States, one person is killed as a result of drinking/driving, distracted driving or driving under the influence of marijuana or other drugs. This morning, administration will be pulling from class every 15 minutes and designating them as the Living Dead for the remainder of the ...

Study: Nearly 70 percent of marijuana consumers have driven high in the past year

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:56
The department hopes to use the information from The Cannabis Conversation surveys to create education and awareness campaigns to help curb marijuana-impaired driving. Traffic crashes resulting in serious consequences have been rising. In 2016, there were 51 fatalities in the state that involved a ...

Police Tweet Warning To Weed Smokers In Preparation for 4/20

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:26
“Law enforcement across the six-state area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around city, state and federal highways. Injury and deaths continue to increase from both alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.” Lawrence police said in the release. “Regardless whether a drug is legal or illegal it's a serious ...

Don't drive high on 4/20, Lincoln police warn motorists

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:03
For example, a high driver might forget seeing a car in the rear-view mirror after it moves into the blind spot, she said. Nationally, the No. 1 offense drivers impaired by marijuana are pulled over for is speeding, Genoways said. "They're actually driving faster, maybe because they feel like they're going too ...

Here's Where Your Colorado Marijuana Tax Dollars Go

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:30
Law enforcement, public safety and transportation got $2.7 million that was used in part to prevent marijuana-impaired driving. On top of that, local law enforcement collected $5.9 million earmarked to combat illegal markets. And an unspecified amount was intended to fill state budget gaps. The special ...

Oklahoma authorities to target drug-impaired drivers starting April 20

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:18
Oklahoma authorities will increase their hunt for impaired drivers, specifically those who are high on marijuana, starting April 20, a date associated with marijuana use. Starting at midnight on April 20, law enforcement agencies from across Oklahoma will join Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas and ...

Police to increase patrols for April 20

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:18
Oklahoma Highway Patrol will participate in an increased drug-impaired driving enforcement along with 16 local departments on the weekend of April 20. (KOKH/Will ... April 20 is known as a day to celebrate marijuana, which means police are on the lookout for higher drug use behind the wheel.

There's no need to panic over pot shop locations

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:56
That doesn't mean there won't be challenges when pot becomes legal. There will be. Top of the list is ensuring that police have the necessary training and enforcement tools — roadside spit kits, for example — to catch marijuana-impaired drivers. Under Ontario legislation marijuana can't be smoked in ...

Rare Friday-afternoon DUI checkpoint scheduled to coincide with marijuana 'holiday' in Tulsa

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:51
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office and the ABLE Commission will operate the DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the ... Durant said authorities are not specifically looking for drivers high on marijuana, but impaired drivers in general.

Rare Friday-afternoon DUI checkpoint scheduled in Tulsa to coincide with marijuana 'holiday'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:45
... on Saturday evenings, OHP spokesman Dwight Durant confirmed the upcoming checkpoint is happening on a Friday afternoon because of the date's (4/20) significance in cannabis culture. Durant said authorities are not specifically looking for drivers high on marijuana, but impaired drivers in general.

Study Says Pot-Related Traffic Deaths Rise by 12% On, Around 4-20

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:22
At any rate, it is now observed nationwide by pot smokers as their 'holiday.' But it's also apparently the day when fatal crashes involving impaired drivers rise by 12 percent. The University of British Columbia has analyzed National Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA) data from 1992 through 2016.

No toking and driving until reliable roadside cannabis test available, Manitobans tell pollsters

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:37
A majority of Manitobans support a zero-tolerance approach to policing drivers with even small traces of cannabis in their system, at least until scientists develop a reliable roadside test for cannabis impairment, a new poll suggests. The Probe Research/Winnipeg Free Press poll asked Manitobans ...

NEW CPHA Readies to Combat Pot Smoking While Driving

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:11
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is updating their pot and driving campaign as cannabis legalization nears. The updated version of the campaign includes information on current impaired driving laws and legislation being proposed to strengthen those laws. The CPHA's main objective of ...

US and Canadian Officials Scramble to Solve Marijuana-Impaired Driving Issue -- CFN Media

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:00
SEATTLE, April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CFN Media Group ("CFN Media"), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry, announces publication of an article discussing the complex issues surrounding marijuana-impaired driving and the ...

US and Canadian Officials Scramble to Solve Marijuana-Impaired Driving Issue -- CFN Media

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:00
SEATTLE, April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CFN Media Group (“CFN Media”), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry, announces publication of an article discussing the complex issues surrounding marijuana-impaired driving and the ...

Hawaii Lawmakers May Expand Definition Of Drugged Driving

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:07
State and federal authorities rank those drugs from 1 to 5 depending on their medical value and potential for health hazards such as abuse, with 1 being most hazardous. HB 2399 would also increase the number of drugs that could legally cause impaired driving to include the popular tea drink kava and ...

One toke over the line

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 03:52
More than two-thirds of adult Manitobans favour an uncompromising approach to policing marijuana-impaired driving, at least until an accurate roadside test becomes available, a Probe Research poll conducted for the Winnipeg Free Press reveals. That finding shows “a really solid feeling that there ...

'Driving high? Kiss your license goodbye!'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 01:03
This not only means refraining from drunk driving, but also from drug-impaired driving. If you think driving while high won't affect you, you are wrong; it has been proven that THC – the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's psychological effects – slows reaction times, impairs cognitive performance ...

Drug, Marijuana Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign, April 20

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:45
The Maui Police Department's Traffic Section will be conducting enhanced drug impaired driving enforcement on Friday, April 20, 2018, to raise awareness of the dangers of marijuana impaired driving. Police officials say the mission of the campaign it to also raise awareness of the laws pertaining to ...

Timmins man charged with impaired driving in North Bay

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:33
While speaking with the driver, officers detected the odour of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The driver was arrested at the scene for driving with over 80 mg of alcohol in his blood and for possession of suspected drugs. He was transported to the North Bay OPP Detachment for breath tests.

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