October 12, 2017


Drunk & Drugged Driving Out of Control & Increasing in the US
-- Just released 2016 DOT data shows drunk & drugged driving out of control & increasing in numerous states. For drivers in fatal crashes tested for alcohol & drugs, 27% were DUI, 39% were on drugs, and 18% with marijuana in their system. --

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 12, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 23 States had fatal drivers with an average BAC above the legal limit. 46 states had 25% or more tested fatal drivers with drugs, and 27 states had 20% or more marijuana drivers in fatal crashes.

Marijuana was the most frequent drug found in drivers tested for drugs at 37% with stimulants at 25%. Narcotics and depressants were at about 18%

A decline in testing drivers in fatal crashes in recent years suggests that the actual situation of drugs and alcohol involvement is underestimated. Since 2010, testing of fatal crash drivers has declined and less than 50% are tested for alcohol and drugs.

The involvement of marijuana in fatal crashes was not noted in NHTSA's recent summary of 2016 fatal crashes.

For more information & State data https://1drv.ms/w/s!AjjZm2xHCfr4gfd3rAtct4cWEZ_OAg

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Alfred Crancer
Crancer & Associates
Moraga, CA
US
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