Tue. Aug 20th, 2019

Drivers Use Marijuana in Car While With Children

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The use of marijuana has increased lately according to statistics. This drug is used as a way to relief stress and pain. Yet, due to its negative side effects this drugs is considered illegal in large portions of the world. Just recently many different incidents in the United States were seen with the illegal use of marijuana.

A recent study conducted by a team of researchers, create a survey in Washington State for drivers. The survey contained questions which will study the use of marijuana between drivers. Results showed that almost 14.1% of drivers who have their children in the car will still use marijuana in the car. These results were published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

The study was led by PhD holder Angela Eichelberger who works at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, together with PhD holder Eduardo Romano who works at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. They commented on the results saying, “Currently, there are a number of different tests being developed and validated to detect whether drugs are present, including saliva and even breath tests for THC. However, there is still a need for reliable, valid measures of impairment. Encouragingly, we . . . found that among those with children [in the car], most did not drink and drive.”

This study recommends drivers to stop the use of illegal substance while driving. Furthermore, refraining from using marijuana when children are present in the car.