Drunk Driving

It’s a stoner truism that driving while stoned is inherently safer than driving drunk, but according to Aeon, that doesn’t mean smoking weed and driving is actually a safe practice: …The car…



Brian Palmer discovers that it’s an open and shut case, for Slate: A new study suggests that legalizing medical marijuana reduces traffic fatalities. The authors noted that legalizing marijuana reduces alcohol consumption, and…



This is sure to divide opinion nationwide. Is it a great idea to stop potentially homicidal behavior, or Big Brother-like governmental restriction on personal freedom? The in-vehicle Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS), prevents a car from moving if the driver is above the .08 legal limit and “may hold the promise for stopping drunk driving before it happens,” according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. AP reports on a prototype that uses automatic sensors to instantly gauge a driver’s fitness.