AAA: Study shows deadly crashes involving marijuana double after drug legalized in Washington

A new study from AAA looks at the number of drivers who are high on pot during deadly crashes in Washington State more than doubled between 2013 and 2014. In 2012, lawmakers in that state legalized the recreational use of marijuana. 
 
Researchers with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety looked at drug tests and fatal crashes among drivers in Washington. 
 
According to the auto club the percentage of drivers involved in deadly crashes who recently used marijuana more than double from eight to 17 percent. 
 
Doug Shupe with AAA Texas stopped by Good Day Austin to talk about the research and the consquences of driving impaired. 
 
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