Now That Marijuana's Legal, Officials Worry About Road Safety
Could weed make you a worse driver?
Now that the recreational use of marijuana has been made legal in the states of Washington and Colorado, officials are worrying about citizens' road safety. They are trying to figure out how to keep stoned drivers off the road, as marijuana can cause dizziness and slowed reaction time; drivers are more likely to drift and swerve while they're high. Colorado's marijuana measure doesn't make any changes to the state's DUI laws, leaving police to worry about its effect on road safety, but Washington's law does change DUI provisions by setting a new blood-test limit for marijuana — a limit police are training to enforce. Still, drugged driving is illegal, and nothing in the marijuana measures that changes that. (AP)