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High Drivers in Denver Don’t Think They’ll be Caught

Published: June 26, 2019 366 12:36 pm


man driving while smoking | high drivers in DenverAccording to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 70% of Americans believe that it is unlikely that a ‘high’ driver will ever be caught by police. Driving impaired is more difficult to assess than drunk driving and this has led many drivers to mistakenly believe that they won’t be caught if they choose to drive while under the influence of marijuana. 

This study also uncovered some sobering news: an estimated 14.8 million drivers reported that they have driven within one hour of using marijuana at least once in the past 30 days. This is particularly distressing news because the impairing effects of marijuana use are highest within the first one to four hours after using or consuming the drug. Even worse, impaired marijuana drivers are 2x more likely to be involved in a crash. 

Unfortunately, according to AAA, most drivers don’t consider marijuana impaired driving to be as risky or as dangerous as drunk driving. In fact, 7% of American drivers approve of driving after using or smoking marijuana. Shockingly, only 1.7% of all drivers approve of someone driving drowsy and only 3% approve of driving after using prescription drugs. Learn more about the high drivers in Denver below.

The High Drivers in Denver

  • Younger drivers are more likely to drive while under the influence of marijuana. Millennial drivers are most likely to drive stoned and 14% reported driving while stoned in the past 30 days.
  • Men are also more likely than women to drive high. 

In Colorado, however, law enforcement officers have been trained to recognize the signs of an impaired driver. Programs such as Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement and the DECP were both developed to help train law enforcement officers to effectively recognize the signs of someone who is under the influence of marijuana while driving. In addition, since cannabis legalization in Colorado, the number of trained Drug Recognition Experts has increased by 30% and with it, the number of drivers arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana has also increased by 20%. 

Contact Our Denver Impaired Driving Accident Lawyers

The Gold Law FirmImpaired drivers should be held accountable for the damages and injuries they’ve caused. When you’re injured in an impaired driving accident, we work aggressively from the start to make sure you receive the money you’re entitled to. We know that impaired driving accidents can be catastrophic and may even involve criminal charges. That’s why we work tirelessly for our injured clients – to protect them every step of the way. Contact Gregory A. Gold of The Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653. We are ready to assist you! 



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