There are no nationally accepted devices and definitions defining drugged driving standards. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called upon the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to write these standards. The request is for standards for devices police can use
on the side of a road for drug testing, how to recognize drug-impaired drivers before an accident occurs, and how to combat drug-impaired driving.
The time is ripe for this step, particularly in the opinion or much of the public. The nation and individual states are in crisis mode trying to decrease prescription drug abuse, accidental overdoses, and drugged driving. At the same time, a number of states have taken a more relaxed stance on sale and use of marijuana. [Read more…]