It's disquieting news. The majority of states have now legalized marijuana for at least some purposes, but the message about driving under the influence of marijuana is not getting out. Driving while high is still illegal in all 50 states. It's also dangerous.
Unfortunately, it appears that some teens -- and some of their parents -- don't know that, according to a recent survey by Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Liberty Mutual insurance. The survey, which was performed this last April and May, found:
- 33 percent of 2,800 teens surveyed thought driving while high was legal in states where marijuana is legal for recreational use
- 27 percent of 1,000 parents surveyed thought that, too
- 20 percent of the teens and 14 percent of the parents said that driving while high is common among their friends
- While 88 percent of teens knew that driving drunk is dangerous, only 68 percent knew that driving while high is dangerous