11Dec 2018

Traffic Accidents Increase In States With Legalized Marijuana

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found 
that accidents in states that have legalized marijuana have gone up 
6%.   The states showing the increase in traffic accidents are Colorado, 
Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. The neighboring states where marijuana is still illegal have not shown any increase in traffic accidents.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is not attaching any 
significance to this statistic. They are staying with their 2015 
assessment that legalizing marijuana is not going to have any 
significant impact on the occurrence of traffic accidents.

If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, 
Shelburne or anywhere in the State of Vermont, and have been arrested or 
charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and 
experienced legal defense.