Category Archives: traffic fatalities

Smartphones, marijuana and alcohol factoring into increase in pedestrian fatalities

In 2016, the rate of pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people was the highest since 1998, a new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association finds.

Saliva tests to screen drivers for marijuana proposed in Vermont

Published: Feb 27, 2018, 3:46 pm • Updated: Feb 27, 2018, 3:46 pm By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — A bill that would allow police to test a driver’s saliva for marijuana is being considered by Vermont lawmakers as the state prepares to legalize the drug. The roadside saliva test would not determine whether […]

Colorado is asking marijuana users why they drive high

Published: Feb 9, 2018, 2:03 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2018, 2:05 pm By Noelle Phillips, The Denver Post As it continues to combat stoned driving in Colorado, the state transportation department is hoping to have an online conversation with the public about their opinions toward marijuana, alcohol and driving. The Colorado Department of Transportation […]