Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday News

Pot use may nearly triple crash risk
Drivers who have been smoking marijuana are more than twice as likely as other drivers to crash their vehicles, according to research published this month (Oct 2011) in Epidemiologic Reviews. And if they've been drinking alcohol, as well, the risk climbs higher... (reading further)...
... An article in USA Today on the research noted that "a large U.S. survey in 2009 estimated that more than 10 million people aged 12 and over had driven while under the influence of illicit drugs in the previous year. And testing has revealed that 28 percent of drivers who die from a crash and more than 11 percent of drivers in general test positive for drugs other than alcohol. Marijuana is the most commonly detected drug in drivers after alcohol."
... now I'm maybe not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I gotta ask you to question what you read. The above text pretty much says, that last year there were potentially 10 million, 11 year olds using illicit drugs (pot, meth, heroin, ludes, PCP, etc.) while driving motor vehicles. Now I'm sure that's the extreme possibility, but how many 11 year olds did you read about last year crashing their cars while under the influence of drugs, in some cases even resulting in a fatality? Not too many. More news you probably never needed to know...
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