Insurers: Crash claims up in first states to legalize pot
Insurers: Crash claims up in first states to legalize pot
23 Июня, 2017, 07:39
A 2014 report by the Colorado Department of Transportation found that 84 of 684 drivers involved in fatal crashes tested positive for marijuana, while more than a third of the 488 fatalities involved alcohol, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
Twenty-one states have comprehensive medical marijuana programs.
Mason Tvert, communication director of the Washington, D.C. -based Marijuana Policy Project, a pro-legalization group, questioned the methodology of the Institute's study. That study will attempt to determine if marijuana use is linked to automotive injuries, according to CBS.
The study found collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and OR went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal pot sales began when compared with surrounding states.
OR had a 4 percent increase compared to Idaho, Montana and Nevada.
CNBC noted that the study also did not look at highway fatality rates in states where marijuana use is legal.
The Highway Loss Data Institute said its study examined claims from January 2012 to October 2016. Analysts controlled for differences in the rated driver population, insured vehicle fleet, the mix of urban versus rural exposure, unemployment, weather and seasonality. "The individual state analyses suggest that the size of the effect varies by state". The group used data from insurance claims and not law enforcement records. All three states have legalized recreational weed: Washington and Colorado in 2012, and OR in 2015.
Colorado saw the biggest estimated increase in collision claims after retail marijuana sales began in Colorado.
It found a 3 percent increase in collision claims in those states compared with Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada, where it is not legal.
A combined analysis with a larger control group brings the increase in frequency to 3 percent.
While the results from HLDI's study seems intuitive, this is actually the first time that researchers have been able to find a definitive connection between marijuana usage and crashes.
There's been a spike in crashes since the legalization of marijuana in Washington State and experts say that could lead to higher insurance premiums for drivers. In the coming years, more research from the institute and others will help sharpen the focus.
Colorado experienced a 14 percent increase in collision claims compared with nearby Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming. The team reported its study results in today's (June 22) issue of the American Journal of Public Health. In other words, people could be substituting pot for alcohol. An additional 17 states permit limited access for medical use.
On average, the traffic-related death rate for those aged 15 to 44 dropped following the passage of medical marijuana laws.
При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна. «» 2007 - 2018 Copyright. Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.
Frank Kush, the fearsome coach who transformed Arizona State from a backwater football program into a powerhouse, died Thursday. Kush also coached the Baltimore Colts for two-and-a half seasons in the early 1980s, finishing with a record of 11-28-1.
The Bihar Board topper scam was highlighted previous year when a news channel went to meet the arts topper Ruby Rai. Elaborate security arrangements had been made by the Board to ensure the conduct of free and fair exams this year.
Macron's predecessors Francois Hollande in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 and Jacques Chirac in 2002 all won outright majorities. Under France's election rules, low voter turnout could also see fewer candidates make it through the second round next Sunday.
The total number of shares percentage held by insiders is about 0.69% while the number of Shares % held by institutions is 63.2%. Also, insider J Alexander Douglas, Jr. sold 22,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 3rd.
Also in 2016, the total number of people seeking asylum globally was 2.8 million, about 400,000 fewer than in 2015. This equates to one person becoming displaced every 3 seconds - less than the time it takes to read this sentence.
He knows how to shape young players, especially the former strikers of the French team, Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka . Ex-Arsenal Invincibles Robert Pires and Martin Keown at the launch of the club's new home kit for the 2017/18 season.
But all four teams were challenged by the conditions, with gusting winds causing at least some degree of damage to every boat. New Zealand's chances of fixing their boat are "more hopeful than first thought", says the New Zealand Herald .
It appears as if the insatiable demand for iPhones and Switches alike have pitted Cupertino's Apple against Kyoto's Nintendo . The Nintendo Switch was very hard to charge with anything but a Nintendo-branded wall charger when it was first released.
The race at Le Castellet, inland from Marseille, will be on June 24, followed by Austria on July 1 and Silverstone on July 8. The season will begin on March 25 in Melbourne, Australia, and end on November 25 at Abu Dhabis Yas Marina circuit.
Strome, 23, appeared in 69 games with the New York Islanders last season, posting 30 points (13G, 17A) and 40 penalty minutes. Of course, it's a bold statement on Edmonton's part to promise it'll match any offer sheet Draisaitl is willing to sign.
Sebi reforms help BSE hit new high
Shares of YES Bank Ltd and Federal Bank Ltd were up more than 2 per cent, making them the top gainers on the Nifty Bank Index. Graphite India jumped 5.61% to Rs 157.10 at 12:43 IST on BSE, with the stock extending recent strong gains.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have reportedly found a surrogate
It appears that Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West love to have a big family as they are already planning to have a third baby. Kim was the victim of a robbery in Paris last October, in which millions of dollars' worth of jewelry was stolen from her.
Israelis mark Yoga Day on 1500 mats depicting the future
In September that year, he made a call to other nations at the UN General Assembly ( UNGA ) for a day to celebrate yoga globally. In a brief speech, Singh talked about the benefits of discipline saying that yoga was Indian civilisation's gift to the world.
Pew study: Americans increasingly torn over gun issues
Almost a quarter of Americans said they or someone in their family had been threatened or intimidated by someone with a gun. But gun owners who live strictly rural were "significantly more likely to cite hunting as a major reason for owning a gun".
Road rage incident causes major accident
The driver of the truck suffered "moderate" injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Greengard said. The crash took place southbound 14 Freeway near Newhall in Santa Clarita around 6 a.m.
Uber Rolls Out Tipping Feature Among Improvements
The move comes as the worldwide corporation's chief executive Travis Kalanick announced an indefinite leave of absence . For the next six months, Uber plans to implement a series of changes aimed to improve the service for drivers.
White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph
In recent weeks, we've seen that Dems are utterly incapable of introspection and they're running out of Republicans to blame. The president only narrowly carried the district by just over 1 point; in 2012, GOP nominee Mitt Romney won it by 23 points.
Fellow Republicans press Donald Trump about Comey tapes
Comey faced little real hostility from the senators, and the hearing's pace slowed under repetitive questioning. She described Mr Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena if needed.