Contact Us

Study: Drivers on Marijuana are Safer than Drunk and Sober Drivers [POLL]

Paramount Pictures

Manhattan-based 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 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??

Best of Classic Rock 96.1

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for ROCK NATION quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive ROCK NATION contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.