Friday, June 8, 2018

As Summer Begins, Officials Warn Young Drivers At Higher Risk For Collisions

As the graduation season and summer begins, we are entering the 100 Deadliest Days (the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day) behind the wheel for teens and young adults. With the legalization of recreational cannabis and national data showing drugged driving on the rise, the start of summer is a critical time to discuss the dangers of impaired driving of any kind and to enhance efforts to reduce impaired-driver arrests, traffic collisions and fatalities.

Commissioner Dave Jones, CHP, Ford, Impact Teen Drivers, PCIAA, and III are kicking off the 100 Deadliest Days with a statewide safety campaign with an experience in impaired driving as young drivers suit up in Ford Motor Company’s Drugged Driving Suit, which simulates being under the influence of marijuana, and attempt driving on a controlled course. Leaders in law enforcement, insurance and safety will be on hand to discuss the effects of impairment on a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely and the consequences for drivers arrested for impaired driving.

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