A joint study conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) found some staggering statistics on how teens view driving while under the influence. While there is an increased risk of a New Haven auto accident for those who are driving under the influence, there are some key insights into this study.
Two-thousand eight hundred teens were surveyed the following was reported;
- 33% of teens think driving under the influence of marijuana is legal in states where recreational marijuana is legal.
- 20% of teens reported that driving under the influence of marijuana is common among their friends.
- 27% of parents think driving under the influence of marijuana is legal in states where recreational marijuana is legal.
- 14% of parents reported that driving under the influence of marijuana is common among friends.
Additionally, 39% of people in states where marijuana is legal said they feel comfortable getting in the driver’s seat within two hours of smoking or consuming marijuana, according to a study of 600 residents by used car dealer Instamotor. Marijuana can stay in a person’s system for days to weeks, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
If you or a loved one were in a New Haven auto accident contact our firm immediately. We have been representing the injured on the Connecticut Shoreline and in New Haven for nearly 60 years.