Central Nervous System (CNS) Depressants
Central Nervous System (CNS) Stimulants
Legalized Pot and Driving
A USA Today Article about the concern of drug impaired driving as a result of recent laws that legalized the possession and use of marijuana in Washington State and Colorado.
A news article about the prevalence of drugged driving.
A February 2015 NHTSA traffic safety research note concerning the impact of drugs and alcohol on safe driving and increased crash risk.
A 2015 report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility on what states can do to address the growing problem of drug impaired driving.
A document from the US Drug Enforcement Administration providing useful information about many of the commonly encountered drugs of abuse, about how drugs are classified and what drugs fall into each classification.
An unclassified list from the DEA of slang words used for different drugs.
A document from the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) listing laws dealing with cannabis in a vehicle.
A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety that assesses the knowledge about prescription and ocer the counter (OTC) medication use and driving safety by driver 55 years and older. The two-page summary provides a good overview.
A very informative paper by Dr. Karl Citek, et. al. explaining how sleep deprivation does not mimic alcohol intoxication during field sobriety tests.