Drug-impaired driving carries the same penalties under the law as drunk driving, yet few statistics show the extent of driving under the influence of drugs. Marijuana and cocaine are the most popular choices among drugged drivers; however, their driving activity is underreported because it is difficult to detect drugs in drivers. This article reports that legislation is on the books in every state. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently testing commercially available urine-test devices that will help officers detect drugs as easily as they detect alcohol in drivers. Training the enforcement community to recognize drugged drivers will have the greatest impact, though, on ridding the roads of these impaired drivers.


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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12-15
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  • Accession Number: 00711600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 25 1995 12:00AM