Ride Act/Halt Act
The Cannabis Report: AMERICA’S PERCEPTION ON CONSUMPTION & ROAD RISK
On July 1, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives enacted a massive transportation bill that included the landmark Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate (HALT) Drunk Driving Act. The HALT Act was introduced by Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell after a devastating drunk driving crash killed a family of five from her home state – Issam and Rima Abbas and their children Ali, Isabella, and Giselle. Similar bipartisan legislation called the Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone (RIDE) Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Rick Scott (Florida) and Tom Udall (New Mexico). Deliberation on both bills continues in 2021.
Survey Conducted February 2020 Released September 2020 Mothers Against Drunk Driving ®
In February 2020, MADD commissioned IPSOS, a global leader inmarket research, to conduct a nationwide study of perceptions and behaviors toward marijuana and road risk among adults 18 and older. According to the survey, one in eight U.S. adults admits to having driven under the influence of marijuana. And as more states legalize marijuana use, it’s no surprise that 76% of the American public believe that incidents of driving after consuming marijuana will increase. These findingswill guide us toward solutions that will honor those we could not save and prevent future deaths and injuries caused by drug-impaired driving.
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