One in five drivers smoked cannabis before they crashed

According to a study from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) in New Zealand, more than one in five drivers who died on the roads 1995-1997 had been smoking cannabis in the-hours before they crashed. The study found 82 of a sample of 386 drivers had cannabis in their bloodstreams and 54 per cent of the cannabis smokers were over the legal alcohol limit.

Source: Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) in New Zealand. Jan 2000.

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