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Police The Pot Party: Legal Doesn't Mean Anything Goes

Posted on January 3, 2018

California DMV Reports New Laws For Motorists In 2018

California law prohibits smoking or ingesting marijuana or marijuana products while driving or riding as a passenger in a vehicle. The DMV will assign negligent operator point counts for this violation. In addition to the California Driver Handbook, the DMV also will revise the Motorcycle Handbook and the DMV’s website to include information relating to marijuana violations.

The Signal article here

Related: New California Traffic-Related Laws Taking Effect in 2018 Include Marijuana Regulations

Related: California DMV Reminds Motorists of New 2018 Laws

See industry discussion on pot and party buses here.

Drugged Driving On Marijuana Is Dangerous; Let's Treat It That Way

A recent Highway Loss Data Institute study shows the connection between legalizing marijuana and an increase in crashes. In Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, three states that allow recreational use of pot, collision claim frequencies are about 3% higher than would have been expected without legalization —  a small but very significant number when you also consider the rise in traffic deaths. After alcohol, marijuana is the drug most often found in the blood of drivers involved in crashes, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

USA Today article here

Related: How Much Marijuana Is Too Much to Drive?

Related: Most Americans Don't Think Marijuana Causes More Crashes

Related Topics: drug testing, drugs, DUI, Marijuana, regulatory enforcement, state regulations

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