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New Poll: Americans Say Texting Is More Dangerous Than Driving High
Author: Sarah Parfitt 02/12/2017 - 19:03:00

The results of a Harris Poll were just released on November 28, and reveal that Americans think it’s more dangerous to text and drive than use marijuana and drive. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America requested the survey. 

Texting and driving risk perceived by poll respondents, according to U.S. News & World Report

  • 99% said using social media while driving is more dangerous than driving under the influence of marijuana 
  • 98% said that texting while driving is more dangerous than driving under the influence of marijuana 

There is no definitive connection between marijuana use and an increase in auto crashes. More research is necessary to come to a proper conclusion. 

When it comes to driving stoned, 18- to 34-year-olds are more likely to do it. The poll suggests that 6% of them would drive stoned, while just 2% of 55- to 64-year-olds would drive stoned.

Robert Gordon of PCI said, “Public education and awareness at home and school are an important step to educating teens on the dangers of driving under the influence. There have been extensive efforts to reduce crashes and deaths from driving under the influence of alcohol and distracted driving – we need to add driving under the influence of marijuana to the list of dangers on the road.”

States are in need of proper testing equipment that can determine if someone is too stoned to drive. Gordon said, “States need to be equipped with the latest research, data, laws and programs to help them address this growing problem. Increased training for law enforcement is necessary to help them identify and arrest drugged drivers.”

Original article from only420.com:New Poll: Americans Say Texting Is More Dangerous Than Driving High



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