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Author:  Newsbot [ Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

Title: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes
Category: Law & Order
Posted By: Strutz
Date: 2011-07-20 22:42:08
Canadian

Author:  martin14 [ Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:41 pm ]
Post subject: 

$1:
Do those who are high on marijuana cause more crashes than sober drivers?



Duh...... Dave's not here, man.




Far more worrisome is the ability to take your blood without permission.
That's a rather serious invasion of privacy.

Author:  andyt [ Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

I've never crashed a car while driving stoned. Never while driving drunk for that matter. But when I was sober and racing around, I have crashed a few times, once to the point the car was written off. I guess to paraphrase Hunter Thompson, I'd would never recommend anyone drive stoned or drunk, but it's always worked for me.

Since pot stays in your system so long, I wonder how they will determine impairment?

Author:  2Cdo [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

I found that whenever I drove after smoking a little weed that the speed I drove at probably wouldn't hurt anyone even if I did crash! :o

That being said, I don't condone or endorse driving while impaired in any way.

Author:  scarecrowe [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

Stats analysis -> accidents/km
not driving 100 k stoned with no accidents and 1,000,000 k with a few accidents and therefore being stoned is OK; but I guess that is what getting stoned does to one's head.

Author:  Bruce_the_vii [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

Impaired driving is the argument for not legalizing pot. They study is important.

Author:  andyt [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

Bruce_the_vii Bruce_the_vii:
Impaired driving is the argument for not legalizing pot. They study is important.


How so?

Author:  Bruce_the_vii [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

I read an article by some US group that opposes legalizing pot and it waxed that the damage done by impaired drivers would exceed the cost of enforcing the pot laws. Obviously people driving impaired by pot is a problem with legalizing it.

Author:  Brenda [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

Alcohol is legal, just drinking and driving is not...

Although I must say that proving the degree of impairedness (by pot) is hard...

Author:  andyt [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

Bruce_the_vii Bruce_the_vii:
Obviously people driving impaired by pot is a problem with legalizing it.


How so. How will it make one whit of difference with what's happening now? What is that premise based on?

Author:  BRAH [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

Then there should also be a study between alcholol and car crashes.. :roll:

Author:  andyt [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

Brenda Brenda:
Alcohol is legal, just drinking and driving is not...

Although I must say that proving the degree of impairedness (by pot) is hard...


Heard about a study long ago, where chronics actually drove better stoned than straight. Guess being straight was such a novel experience for them they got distracted.

Unlike alcohol, pot is not a CNS depressant. Doesn't make you pass out, doesn't impair co-ordinantion as much etc. I'm not advocating for people driving stoned, it should be illegal, as it is. But I'll take my chances with a stoned driver vs a drunk one any day.

Author:  PublicAnimalNo9 [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

It's not the impairment that's a problem. It's the physical act of smoking a joint while driving that's the problem.

If you're driving AND passing a joint around, at the moments you're passing or receiving the joint as a driver, your care and attention to the road is about the same as when you're texting.

Mind you, a good pair of hemostats eliminates that problem too. :wink:

Author:  andyt [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

Just stuff a great big burning wad of the stuff at the heater air intake, set fan speed to stun, and you're golden.

I don't actually know what a hemostat is, but it sounds like something to do with blood.

Author:  PublicAnimalNo9 [ Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Study to explore link between marijuana use and car crashes

andyt andyt:
Just stuff a great big burning wad of the stuff at the heater air intake, set fan speed to stun, and you're golden.

I don't actually know what a hemostat is, but it sounds like something to do with blood.

Hemostats are surgical equipment used for clamping off blood vessels.

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