Drugged Driving Overtakes Drunk Driving in Fatal Crashes


Drugged driving is the new drunk driving, according to a new report  released Wednesday by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)  and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. 

In 2015, 43 percent of drivers tested in fatal car accidents had taken a legal or  illegal drug, while just 37 percent tested were above the legal limit  for alcohol, marking the first time that drugged driving was more  prevalent than drunk driving. 

The study also found that of the drivers  who had drugs in their system, more than a third had used marijuana and  over 9 percent had taken amphetamines.

Source:  The Washington Post