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2017 Stats for Drivers Tested Positive for Cannabinoid Drugs


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An interesting read about a 5 year trend (2013-2017) accident and crash trends for drivers who tested positive for cannabinoid drug.  There is a link toward the bottom of the page to the PDF which has very detailed statistics.

Michigan State Police (MSP)

Drivers Tested Positive for Cannabinoid Drugs

(Delta 9, Hashish Oil, Hashish, Marijuana/Marihuana, Marinol, Tetrahydrocannabinols, THC, or Cannabinoid, type unknown)

2017 Traffic Crash Data

There were 174 drivers who tested positive for cannabinoid drug use involved in 169 motor vehicle crashes. Of those crashes, 131 were classified as fatal, resulting in 144 fatalities. An additional 156 persons were injured.

The highest number of motor vehicle crashes with drivers who tested positive for cannabinoid drug use (19) occurred in April and May, and the highest number of fatal crashes (17)and persons killed (19) occurred in May.


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Michigan driver statistics indicate 6.5 percent of licensed drivers who tested positive for using cannabinoid drugs were age 16-20, and 16.7 percent of drivers who tested positive for using  cannabinoid drugs in crashes were also in that age group.

See the entire PDF report here which has very detailed breakdowns.

Michigan Traffic Crash Facts (Main Website)

 


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  • dwkl unlocked this topic

What this says is that since 2013 they have been testing all the fatal crashes for cannabis. 

Other than that you could guess that the general population is getting off pills and replacing that with something less destructive, cannabis, therefore more people testing positive in the general population. 

Good work people. Nice to see evolution in statistics. Too bad people still die in crashes. That part has nothing to do with cannabis other than they test people post mortem. 

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