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Government Survey Shows Increase of People Driving Under the Influence of Illegal Substances

A recently released government study indicates that while the number of individuals driving under the influence of alcohol has fallen over the past eight years, the number of people driving under the influence of illegal substances such as marijuana has increased during that time. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Abuse by Drivers, conducted in 2013 and 2014, found that 1.5% of individuals driving during weekend evening hours had a blood alcohol content that exceeded the legal limit, while 15% of drivers tested positive for at least 1 illegal drug and 12.6% had marijuana in their system – an almost 50% increase from 2007.  READ MORE.