Study: Drivers on Marijuana are Safer than Drunk and Sober Drivers [POLL]
Manhattan-based 4AutoInsuranceQuote.org is claiming that people who drive stoned on marijuana aren’t necessarily bad drivers.
CEO James Shaffer says “What law enforcement agencies and insurers do not understand is that driving while high is actually a safe activity.”
Unlike drunk drivers who often exceed the speed limit, stoned drivers, says Shaffer, tend to go slower even when they think they’re driving too fast.
The 4AutoInsuranceQuote.org study maintains there are fewer traffic accidents and fatalities in states that allow the use of medical marijuana so therefore, Shaffer says, “This is what makes alcohol dangerous behind the wheel and marijuana safe.”
It’s Shaffer’s belief that if smoking pot and driving was accepted by law authorities, marijuana users could actually see their insurance rates drop.
However, not everyone agrees. In fact, a study earlier this year by researchers at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada found that those who drive within a few hours of smoking marijuana are twice as likely to get into a car accident than people who are neither high nor inebriated.
So, what do you think??