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Video: Stoned motorists navigate driving course

A Wash. state television station conducted an experiment to see how high drivers navigate the roads

By EMS1 Staff

THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — Bringing three marijuana-users to a driving course, a Wash. television station found that the more high the drivers got, the less aptly they could navigate a driving course.

Marijuana, now legal in Wash. if a motorist has 5 nanograms or less in their system, was given to the drivers to see how their driving ability changed after they smoked.

The drivers all showed more aggressive driving, worse memory, and lack of confidence in skill.

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Eric Huff Eric Huff Thursday, February 14, 2013 3:57:04 PM it is way better than being a drunk driver.
Chris Starkey Chris Starkey Thursday, February 14, 2013 4:10:41 PM and they kept circleing the same drive threw till they were broke lol.
Tony Streams Tony Streams Thursday, February 14, 2013 4:21:36 PM seems to me that everyone in this test understood their limit as a user.. which is less than most can say if they are under the unfluence of alcohol. I find this test to prove case in point that those under the influence of marijuana are more in control of their mind and body by a long shot than those same people if intoxicated with alcohol or anything else.
Devin Grider Devin Grider Thursday, February 14, 2013 6:48:03 PM What this test showed is that impaired driving is impaired driving, whether the impairment is from alcohol, marijuana, sleeping pills, cough syrup, or anything else. Abby is just like the alcoholic who drinks constantly and can function normally with a bac of.25-.3, while the other two are more representative of average recreational users, no different than a guy who has a beer with dinner. Yes, he would have alcohol in his system, but could still function adequately. More consumption leads to less function....

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