CDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving
Drive High, Get a DUI
STATEWIDE—Colorado made history this year by becoming the first state to sell marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. At a press conference this afternoon, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) made history again by announcing the launch of an education campaign targeted at drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence of … Read More
DENVER - Colorado is launching a new “Drive High, Get A DUI” campaign to remind drivers that newly legal weed should be treated like alcohol and not consumed before driving.
The campaign includes radio and TV ads and new posters to be displayed in dispensaries.
The other part of the effort is enforcement.
Right now, 200 officers of various agencies are trained recognition experts. Another 20 graduated with that certification … Read More
DENVER — The state of Colorado is using humor to drive home the point that drivers who smoke marijuana will get a DUI if they drive High.
State officials with CDOT, CSP and the Governor’s office, joined the members of the marijuana industry to unveil the new “Drive High Get a DUI” campaign.
The campaign includes three television ads, which poke fun at people who are high after smoking marijuana … Read More
Fatal Crashes involving marijuana use tripled during the previous decade, according to researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The pot related accidents have helped fuel the overall increase in drugged-driving traffic deaths.
As widespread acceptance of marijuana becomes the norm in the U.S., demonstrated by recent legalization laws in Colorado and Washington, many experts fear a continuing upward spiral of marijuana related traffic injuries and deaths. … Read More
Thoughtful piece in today’s New York Times about the state of DUI-marijuana enforcement.
Look for further pushes to establish “per se” marijuana levels at which driving is illegal.… Read More
California continues its seemingly inexorable march toward marijuana legalization, but even if weed becomes legal, driving under the influence won’t. Tens of thousands will still be prosecuted for allegedly driving when their ability to see, think or operate their motor vehicle is impaired by any psychoactive substance, including weed. Here’s a run-down on current California drugged driving law, how people get popped for it, what the punishments are, and how … Read More