The new report examines the crash risk associated with various substances and the prevalence of their use among drivers. These include alcohol, cannabis, prescription and over-the-counter meds as well as other drugs.

What Does The Report Say?

The report, conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and made public in a press release, also analyzes countermeasures to reduce impairment-related crashes.

“Impaired driving leads to tragedy every day on our nation’s roads, but it doesn’t have to,” said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy. “To create a truly safe system — one where impaired driving is a relic of the past — states and federal agencies must implement our recommendations, and fast. Further complacency is inexcusable.”
The NTSB conducted a literature review of impaired driving research, examined drug reporting in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System and performed an independent analysis …

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