One in Four Colorado Teens Have Ridden With Stoned Drivers, Says New Survey – News

Photo Now, with Colorado’s Department of Transportation focused on ramping up its drugged driving awareness campaigns, The study, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs this month, examined data from Colorado’s NEXT Generation Health Study, a survey of young adults one or two years removed from high school collected from 2013 – 2014.

Looking at how frequently Colorado’s young adults ride with impaired drivers, CSU researchers found that 23% of respondents reported riding with a stoned driver, while 20% admitted to being a passenger to a driver under the influence of alcohol, and 9% admitting they had been in cars with drivers who had consumed other illicit drugs.

“The high rates of have important implications. As more states in the United States legalize marijuana, its use may become more prevalent among teenagers and young adults, with increases in impaired driving and riding and crashes,” the CSU study’s authors concluded. Mobi/s3/CannabisConversation” target=” blank”>online questionnaire aimed at sussing out the cannabis habits of Rocky Mountain drivers, with questions like “When you are high, how do you get around?” and “How often do you drive?” Because the CSU researchers relied on data from 2013-14, hopefully the new CDOT survey can create a more timely look at Colorado cannabis users’ driving habits.

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