Law enforcement officials, prosecutors and lawmakers are debating whether marijuana has increased crime or made roads less safe in the two years since recreational use of the drug became legal in Colorado.
George Brauchler, 18th Judicial District Attorney, said Wednesday that it has decreased road safety. But he has other concerns, too. View the full article here: Marijuana’s impact on road safety since passage of Amendment 64
The 2016 Indiana General Assembly that ended late Thursday was a biennial “short session,” the term legislators use to describe the session every other year when they don’t pass a budget. View the full article here: Ignition interlock bill passes
The state Legislature is set to repeal a 27-year-old law requiring a driver’s license suspension for those convicted of drug crimes, such as possession, that have nothing to do with driving.
The final vote could come as soon as next week, and Governor Charlie Baker has signaled he will sign the measure. View the full article here: Deal struck on driver’s licenses for drug offenders
Every convicted drunk driver in Maryland would be required to get an ignition interlock system for at least six months under a bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the Maryland House of Delegates.
The bill now heads to the Senate, where a key committee chairman Tuesday evening instructed his colleagues to come up with an even stronger version of the bill. View the full article here: Maryland House approves mandatory ignition locks for convicted drunk drivers
If you’ve been arrested once for driving drunk, it’s not unlikely you’ll be caught again. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports one-third of the 1.4 million drunk or impaired driving arrests each year involve repeat offenders. This fact alone is compelling evidence that DUI offenders should be required to install an ignition interlock, a simple device that won’t allow a car to start unless the driver first passes a breathalyzer test. New research proves they are effective. View the full article here: Drunk Driving Deaths Down 15% In States Requiring Ignition Lock For DUI Offenders