NHTSA: Drunk Driving is on the Decline While Drug Use Increases

February 10, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety No Comments

A pair of new studies from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), shows that while the nation is winning in its ongoing battle against drunk driving, the use of marijuana and prescription drugs is on the climb on our highways, creating new safety questions.

One of the studies— the latest version of NHTSA’s Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers — found that the number of drivers with alcohol in their system has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, and by more than three-quarters since the first Roadside Survey in 1973.

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