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May 18, 2016

Pennsylvania to expand ignition-locks as DUI arrests increase (PA)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to sign legislation that will expand that state’s ignition-lock law to drivers who commit a first DUI offense, part of an effort to reduce license suspensions while discouraging drunk driving.

The bill, which overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate this week, will extend the existing 2003 law that mandates repeat offenders to install the tube devices in their cars for a one-year period. View the full story here: Pennsylvania to expand ignition-locks as DUI arrests increase

May 15, 2016

Legislation to study medical marijuana limits for drivers (MI)

A bill passed through the House in late April would study potential blood level limits for a driver with a medical marijuana card.

House Bill 5024 would authorize a commission to study and recommend a THC limit that would constitute impaired driving, much like the .08 blood alcohol content established as a threshold for drunken driving. THC is the component responsible for marijuana’s effects. View the full story here: Legislation to study medical marijuana limits for drivers

May 13, 2016

Marijuana experiment: a muddled path to curb driving while high (US)

Marijuana and driving don’t mix well, according to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, but a means to crack down on it remains elusive. View the full story here: Marijuana experiment: a muddled path to curb driving while high

April 6, 2016

Are N.J.’s DWI laws tough enough? (NJ)

When 23-year-old Frank Cabezas allegedly killed two grandparents in a head-on collision while driving drunk last month, he did so on a suspended license, after having driven drunk before. View the full story here:Are N.J.’s DWI laws tough enough?

April 6, 2016

Driving while high? Lawmakers want police to be able to check (CA)

With medical marijuana in widespread use and a ballot measure planned to legalize recreational pot in California, state officials Tuesday proposed using new technology to catch the increasing number of motorists who are driving while high. View the full article here.