• STATEWIDE—Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities have risen by 24 percent since 2014. In 2016, there were 605 traffic fatalities in Colorado, compared to 547 fatalities in 2015. "Colorado is growing, but that doesn't mean traffic fatalities must grow too," said CDOT Executive ...
    • Aug 14, 2017 · A look at the number of traffic fatalities involving marijuana impaired drivers from 2011 to 2016. It gives us three years prior to legalization and three years since legalization.
    • Oct 03, 2020 · The number of highway deaths involving Colorado drivers who had marijuana in their system grew again in 2017, a new state study shows. At the same time, traffic fatalities in which drivers had...
    • May 15, 2019 · Researchers found that car accidents in Colorado increased 10% after legalization, and increases in alcohol abuse and overdoses that resulted in injury or death increased by 5%.
    • The 2013 data is critical since it is the only data that reflects the impact of recreational legalization, since Colorado legalized marijuana in 2012. ... Colorado traffic fatalities have gone ...
    • By any objective benchmark, the experiments have failed: emergency-room visits, driving fatalities, calls to poison control, youth use and suicidal ideation have increased since legalization.
    • Aug 06, 2014 · Last month I noted that marijuana legalization in Colorado does not seem to have interfered with a downward trend in traffic fatalities, which have been falling there since 2004. That period ...
    • Oct 03, 2020 · The number of highway deaths involving Colorado drivers who had marijuana in their system grew again in 2017, a new state study shows. At the same time, traffic fatalities in which drivers had...
    • Sep 21, 2020 · For example, it is true that Colorado has seen an increase in overall road fatalities since legalization in 2012, as well as an increase in cannabis-related driving offenses. But the increase in road fatalities is consistent with the trend across the US — and likely related to more motorists on the highways due to low oil prices.
    • Fatal traffic collisions. ... In general, marijuana use has significantly increased in Colorado since its legalization. According to figures from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, ...
    • Aug 25, 2017 · The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado testing positive for marijuana use has risen sharply every year since 2013, more than doubling in that time, The Denver Post has found.
    • Aug 27, 2018 · The number of traffic deaths involving drivers who tested positive for marijuana rose by 11 percent last year in Colorado, while the number of "cannabis-involved fatalities" fell by 33 percent ...
    • Feb 05, 2019 · In total, there were about 170 extra deaths in the first six months after legalization.
    • Aug 21, 2017 · And this decrease in fatalities was most significant—down 12%—in the 25- to 44-year-old range, a group with a significant percentage of registered medical marijuana users. Still other, earlier research fails to draw a connection between cannabis and traffic accidents and deaths. Too Early to Draw Conclusions on Washington Traffic Accidents?
  • Aug 22, 2014 · Colorado’s most recent statistics show that 18 fewer people have died so far this year in fatal traffic accidents than did during that same time period in 2013.
    • In a recent study released by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) as reported by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Association (NHTSA), shows a significant upward trend in fatalities on Colorado roadways since 2014. Some would argue that this increase coincides with the legalization of marijuana in the state of Colorado in 2014.
    • Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds. In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after ...
    • Oct 18, 2018 · Driving accidents overall are up in Colorado, Washington and Oregon, states that legalized recreational use of marijuana, studies say.
    • Since Colorado voters legalised pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged divers” on the state’s roads.
    • Feb 05, 2019 · In total, there were about 170 extra deaths in the first six months after legalization.
    • By any objective benchmark, the experiments have failed: emergency-room visits, driving fatalities, calls to poison control, youth use and suicidal ideation have increased since legalization.
    • Jun 26, 2017 · But hot on the heels of that analysis came a second study, published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), that found no increase in vehicle crash fatalities in Colorado and Washington,...
    • Aug 06, 2014 · Last month I noted that marijuana legalization in Colorado does not seem to have interfered with a downward trend in traffic fatalities, which have been falling there since 2004. That period ...
  • Oct 18, 2018 · Driving accidents overall are up in Colorado, Washington and Oregon, states that legalized recreational use of marijuana, studies say.
    • Nov 09, 2019 · Colorado; Oregon; Washington; For this analysis, we will be using the fatality rate used by the NHTSA: fatalities per 100 million miles driven. To start, we can see the rate of fatalities per 100 million miles traveled for all 4 states since legalization of marijuana was enacted.
    • Jan 31, 2017 · Fatalities 14 2015 16 Bicyclist Fatalities — — 2011-2015 Average 2006-2015 Average Year to Date Pedestrian Fatalities 84 2016 * Pedestrian Fatalities — 2011-2015 Average 2006-2015 Average 90 80 70 60 .È 50 40 30 52 20 10 2013 65 2014 Year to Date 64 2015 140 120 100 80 40 20 87 2013 Motorcyclist Fatalities Motorcyclist Fatalities
    • Jul 07, 2017 · Additionally, Colorado State Patrol reports a decrease in the number of driving impaired accidents since marijuana sales became legal. Despite this academic research and on-the-ground expertise from state police, it was a study from a group supported by auto insurers last week that captured the most – and loudest – headlines.
    • The 2013 data is critical since it is the only data that reflects the impact of recreational legalization, since Colorado legalized marijuana in 2012. ... Colorado traffic fatalities have gone ...
    • Jun 22, 2020 · Compared to its synthetic control, Colorado since legalization has seen 1.46 traffic deaths per 1 billion vehicle miles traveled, or VMT, per year, they found. Washington state, however, has had...
    • STATEWIDE—Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities have risen by 24 percent since 2014. In 2016, there were 605 traffic fatalities in Colorado, compared to 547 fatalities in 2015. "Colorado is growing, but that doesn't mean traffic fatalities must grow too," said CDOT Executive ...
  • Aug 11, 2014 · Fatalities rose in 2001, the year that Colorado's medical marijuana law took effect, but by 2003 had fallen below the 2000 level. Since peaking in 2002, fatalities have fallen by more than a third.
    • Traffic fatalities went down in 2014, according to data released by the Colorado Department of Transportation, challenging claims that the legalization of marijuana would lead to an increase in traffic fatalities. Colorado has the fastest growing economy in the United States, and Colorado’s unemployment rate is at a six-year low.
    • Section I: Traffic Fatalities & Impaired Driving 5 Section I: Traffic Fatalities & Impaired Driving Some Findings • Since recreational marijuana was legalized in 2013, traffic deaths where drivers tested positive for marijuana increased 135% while all Colorado traffic deaths increased 24%.
    • Mar 25, 2018 · The number of marijuana-related automobile fatalities in Colorado, as measured by the drug’s chief psychoactive ingredient, hit 77 in 2016, the latest in a series of sharp increases in recent...
    • Sep 21, 2020 · Study Finds No Link Between Legalization & Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities September 21, 2020 The annual carnage on America’s highways is a grim reality that has caused some to question the wisdom of cannabis legalization.
    •  Since recreational marijuana was legalized, marijuana related traffic deaths increased 151 percentwhile all Colorado traffic deaths increased 35 percent  Since recreational marijuana was legalized, traffic deaths involving drivers who tested positive for marijuana more than doubledfrom 55 in 2013 to 138 people killed in 2017.

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