We want to highlight a leading danger of legalizing cannabis — road and highway safety. Here we will share reports of automobile, pedestrian and bicycle fatalities related to cannabis impaired drivers.

Update on Driving Fatalities in Colorado

There is a massive push over the past several years by law enforcement on impaired driving. They show YTD stats on highways across the state all year long, have a “Click it or Ticket” campaign all year long, and have PSA during holidays, etc. Despite all of their efforts, Colorado is seeing more driving fatalities every year with increasing percentages related to marijuana:

Annual Death Toll on Colorado Roads Continues to Increase | OutThere Colorado

More than 600 people have died on Colorado roads in 2017 as of Monday morning, putting the state on track to surpass last year’s grim tally amid efforts from the Eastern Plains to the mountains to cut down on traffic fatalities. The Colorado Department of Transportation said the 604 road deaths this year mark a roughly 3 percent …


 

 

Fatal Crash in Colorado, Injures 4

Driver in fatal crash near Pagosa Springs tests above limit for marijuana

A driver who died last month after causing a three-vehicle crash just west of Pagosa Springs tested nearly double the legal driving limit for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, authorities said Thursday. Around 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14, Loveland resident Neil Caryl, 27, lost control of a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 and crossed the center line while headed west on U.S.


 

 

Bicycle Fatalities

Pot found in Vt. teen in double fatal crash

BURLINGTON, Vt. – A Hinesburg teenager was under the influence of marijuana when he was killed in a car crash that also claimed the life of a bicyclist two months ago, the investigative report by Hinesburg Community Police shows. Toxicology tests for Joseph A.

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