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Drunk Driving on the Decline, Drugged Driving on the Rise

Let’s start with the good news. It appears as though our country may be finally pulling ahead in our decades-long battle against drunk driving.
According to research from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Safety Administration in 2014, the average rate of drivers on the road with alcohol in their system has declined nearly a third since 2007, and by more than three-quarters since their first survey in 1973.
But MADD probably shouldn’t start jumping up and cheering quite yet. Why? Because the very same 2014 survey also discovered a huge spike in the number of drivers who are operating under the influence of marijuana and other illegal drugs.…

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