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"There's no NHTSA report showing specific marijuana or other drugs in fatal crashes." says Al Crancer. "Why aren't all fatal crash drivers screened for all drug classes?" asks Phillip Drum, Pharm. D.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marijuana at 17.9%, is the leading drug found in fatal crashes. This is 4.7 times the level of all opioid presence combined. The marijuana presence is still less than DUI which is at 27%. However, marijuana presence is up 41% in last 5 years. Of the fatal crash drivers tested for drugs, 52% had no drugs, down from 57% 5 years ago. This is based on the 2017 NHTSA data of 17,326 drivers in fatal crashes with valid drug test performed.
In 2017 of the 52,274 drivers in fatal crashes, nearly 35,000 had no valid data for drug testing, up 24% in 5 years.
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