Lawmakers Worry about the Rise in Drugged Driving
Lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the dangers of drug-impaired driving.
There is growing concern in Congress over the issue as data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility find that accidents from drugged driving have been on the rise over the last 10 years.
A recent report showed that 44 percent of fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs in 2016. That number is up from 2006, when just 28 percent of fatally injured drivers were drug-positive.