With the passage of Initiative 502 (I-502) “on marijuana reform” in Washington State, will the DUI frequency go up?
If California is any indication, the answer is a resounding yes.
‘Drugged Driving’ is treated the same as any other Driving Under the Influence infraction, which will mean more drivers losing their right to drive.
These drivers will need to follow the state’s procedures for getting their licenses back including getting an SR22 filed with the state through their insurance agent.

Drugged Driving Bigger Problem Than Drunk Driving in California

A statewide survey shows there are more drugged drivers than drunken drivers on California roads during the weekend.

The California Office of Traffic Safety said Monday that 14 percent of drivers surveyed tested positive for driving under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs.

A little more than 7 percent of drivers were driving with alcohol in their system.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the federally funded impaired driving survey involved more than 1,300 drivers who voluntarily provided breath and-or saliva samples at roadside locations in nine California cities on Friday and Saturday nights.

Samples were tested for alcohol, marijuana and illegal drugs as well as prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Marijuana was most prevalent with 7.4 percent of drivers having it in their system.

 

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