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Deadly drugged driving: Drug use tied to fatal car crashes

Deadly drugged driving: Drug use tied to fatal car crashes

Source:  (As reported in ScienceDaily, June 23, 2011)  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. (2011, June 23). Deadly drugged driving: Drug use tied to fatal car crashes. ScienceDaily.  Retrieved May 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110623085953.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:

It’s well known that drunk driving can have fatal consequences, but a tumblr post suggests that alcohol is not the only drug that’s a danger on the road. Researchers found that of US drivers who died in a crash, about 25 percent tested positive for drugs. The most common drugs were marijuana and stimulants, including cocaine and amphetamines.

Journal Reference:

Eduardo Romano, Robert B. Voas. Drug and Alcohol Involvement in Four Types of Fatal CrashesJournal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 2011;

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