Category: Impaired Driving

August 8, 2014

Study shows drivers across country in fatal automobile accidents used ‘multiple drugs concurrently’ We already have enough to worry about behind the wheel. As if drunk and distracted drivers weren’t big enough threats to motorists’ lives and welfare, people now have more to worry about: The increasing number of “drugged drivers.” In a recent study …

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May 28, 2014

HB 5385 proposes allowing police to require suspected drugged drivers to submit to road-side chemical analysis of their saliva Would roadside saliva tests help Michigan police catch drugged drivers? Rep. Dan Lauwers (R-St. Clair County) thinks so. In his recently introduced House Bill 5385, Rep. Lauwers proposed that suspected drugged drivers should be subject to …

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May 27, 2014

It’s not pretty: Michigan had 12th highest rate for drugged drivers Drugged driving is not only dangerous, it’s complicated. With medical marijuana laws that vary between cities and states, people getting behind the wheel on legal prescriptions and even allergy medication that causes drowsiness, the laws and penalties that apply when someone is in a …

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April 22, 2014

Yes, if side effects of antihistamines cause or contribute to a car accident According to the FDA, there’s a serious problem that’s getting very little publicity. So many people take common, over-the-counter drugs for allergies. After all, it’s allergy season, and some people are popping Benedryl and Claritin like M&M’s to stop itchy eyes and …

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April 1, 2014

New research challenges this safety myth that driving is safer when using  marijuana. There are real dangers. Is driving under the influence of marijuana safe? Is driving when you are high from smoking pot safer driver than if you are driving sober? Many people think so. In fact, it has become an urban legend that …

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February 10, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court bars city from using Federal Law to justify prosecution of citizens for medical marijuana use authorized by Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act Can a Michigan city use federal law to stop one of its citizens from lawfully using medical marijuana under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA)? In a recent decision, the Michigan …

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January 28, 2014

Research shows testing drivers for marijuana may be effective to see if they’re ‘under the influence’ Police  use a “breathalyzer” machine to test suspected drunk drivers to see if they’re driving under the influence of alcohol. But what if there was a “marijuana breathalyzer” that would enable the police to determine whether a driver was …

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January 22, 2014

U.S. DOT didn’t relax ‘zero tolerance’ policy for truckers after Washington’s ‘Recreational Marijuana’ law. Will DOT react differently to Colorado’s marijuana law or the pot laws coming to a state near you? President Obama was all over the media Monday, with his stance that marijuana is no “more dangerous than alcohol”, and that it’s “important” …

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January 21, 2014

Aside from being an ‘accomplice’ are there other ways family, friends, companions, co-workers and bar tenders could be liable for a drunk driver? Recently, we posted the following question on Twitter, Facebook and Google +: “Should friends be arrested for letting friends drive drunk?” Our question – and a related blog post called “Could you …

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