Fatal car crashes now more likely to be linked to drugs than alcohol

tablet computers in order to swiftly and accurately share data gathered during an investigation.

In addition, the report recommends that each state considers appointing a specialized task force in order to develop plans for action. In California, one such group, the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Advisory Group, has already been formed and meets regularly to share information, discuss relevant issues, and provide advice and guidance on policy and regulatory issues raised by the state’s DUI program. The report suggests that, in the future, more states should consider forming these types of groups to help guide legislatures towards more effective policies regarding intoxicated driving.

As more states refine their methods of collecting data during fatal car crash investigations, the data will become more complete, and a clearer picture of intoxicated driving may emerge. For now, the report suggests that state law enforcement agencies concentrate on educating their officers and conducting roadside tests to ensure that those behind the wheel have not been engaged in substance abuse.

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Fatal car crashes now more likely to be linked to drugs than alcohol
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The rate of drugged drivers killed in accidents has now surpassed the rate of drunk drivers for the first time, according to a comprehensive update to a 2015 report about the rates of substance use while driving in the U.S.
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Addiction Now