MADD Canada suggests it's not very effective in getting stoners off the streets.Canadian cops have had new weapons to tackle drug-impaired driving since 2008 but a report done for
The study by two law professors from Western University in London, Ont., said drugged-driving is more prevalent than alcohol-impaired driving among young people.
A change to the Criminal Code of Canada in 2008 authorized police to "physical co-ordination tests" and a drug-related evaluation for suspected drug-impaired drivers in certain circumstances, the report says. But the researchers suggest it's not having much impact because the law is "grossly under-enforced."
"While long overdue, the current enforcement approach is cumbersome, expensive and time-consuming," says the report authored by the researchers, Robert Solomon and Erika Chamberlain.
"The perception among young people that they can drive after drug use with relative impunity is all too accurate. Enforcement statistics indicate that both theRead More »from MADD Canada report says law to tackle drug-impaired driving is not working