How can they know if their conclusions are accurate if the drivers volunteered?
Useless news, what do the tests determine? What happens if you test positive for a prespcription drug? If you choose not to volunteer, what happens?
I think "volunteered" might be a rather loose term, if these were roadside stops. In any event, if the percent under the influence among the "volunteers" was that high, it was probably even higher for the ones who didn't get tested. Not surprised to see prescription drugs mentioned, however - they seem to become a major source of drug abuse, especially up here. Stealing from the elderly seems to be one of the sources, also people selling drugs they are prescribed but don't use, in order to raise cash. Just too many drugs being prescribed these days - I wish doctors would restrain themselves.
"just marijuana." it is 'bout time people realize it is JUST marijuana. It stays in your blood for up to 3 months so they can be sober as a nun and still test positive for marijuana.
amen, amen, AMEN and AMEN.
Are they really surprised that only 7% who volunteered tested positive for alcohol?
And, surprised that over half of that 14% of volunteers, who stopped, in California, were..."ON WEED"???
On a serious note though, it would be helpful if they defined better, "volunteer", "other drugs" and most importantly, "under the influence".
I think this should be a clear indication to stop wasting tax dollars on check points.They get one or two arrest out of a thousand cars checked.So if 1 in 7 is under the influence it would be much better odds to pull over drivers who were weaving or showing sings of impairment. Obviously the drunks are avoiding the road blocks. The police just like the easy over time.
... and so are numbers of cops blah, blah, blahing on their phones, and fidgeting with the on board computers in their cars. How about the DMV just make it harder to get a drivers license? Then everyone out on the road will be taking it more seriously because they've had to work for it that much more. Most people take driving as a right, and not a privilege. Make em earn it and the deadbeats will be weeded out. Things like this wouldn't be a problem after that, as well as easing traffic and cutting back on pollution. Let's start taking driving seriously!
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