Category Archives: DUI
With medical marijuana already legal in 15 states in the U.S., the number of drivers killed in traffic accidents with THC in their bloodstream have increased 18% between 2005 and 2011 according to the Associated Press.
At least that’s what Mothers Against Drunk Driving thinks.
In its fifth anniversary Report to the Nation connected to the group’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, the state of Illinois have been awarded the report’s top, 5-star rating for its efforts in reducing drunk driving.
“IDOT is very pleased with the award as the state has demonstrated it is on the right track in our fight against impaired driving,” says IDOT spokesperson Josh Kauffman. “However, we must remain committed to effective implementation of our effective strategies to continue to see fewer fatalities and injuries on our roadways. IDOT has a proven track record of safety initiatives across the state and is working diligently to continue a decrease in impaired driving statewide.”
MADD’s Report to the Nation has high praise for the state saying in the report: