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Pedestrian Fatalities rise 16.4% in States with Recreational Marijuana - while falling 5.8% elsewhere

Thursday, March 01, 2018 7:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Governor's Highway Safety Association Report on Pedestrian Safety reports one consequence of marijuana use and fatalities: pedestrian deaths are up sharply in states with recreational marijuana while dropping in other states.   More data mining is needed to establish the connections between marijuana use and pedestrian deaths, but two are obvious:  Marijuana impaired drivers are most vulnerable to the effects of marijuana in low-stress low-speed environments--leading to slow speed crashes that most endanger pedestrians (expect also to see more hit-and-runs, more fender-benders, and more on-the-job injuries), and pedestrians under the influence of marijuana are more likely to put themselves in harm's way. 

The full report is here:  GHA Report

 

Pedestrian Fatalities in States with Legalized Recreational Marijuana  

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