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Hello, and welcome to the webinar entitled Addressing Drug Impaired Driving, an Evidence-Based Approach.
I'm Dr. Angela Michelide, Vice President of Programs and Education at the American College of Preventive Medicine.
The American College of Preventive Medicine is a professional medical society of more than 2,000 physicians dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of individuals,
families, communities, and populations through disease prevention and health promotion. Our members are licensed medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy who possess expertise
in a broad range of healthcare skills, including biostatistics, epidemiology, management of healthcare organizations, research, and the practice of prevention in clinical settings.
Our physicians work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, government at the local, state, and national levels, the military, laboratories, businesses, and academia.
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Video Summary
According to the webinar, a study found a 15% increase in fatal collisions following the legalization of recreational cannabis. The study used data from the US Fatality Analysis Reporting System from 2007 to 2018. It also found a 16% increase in deaths associated with these collisions. Other studies have also suggested an increase in collisions following cannabis legalization, although some findings were inconclusive. It is noted that cannabis impairs psychomotor skills and cognitive functions needed for driving, such as reaction time and lane weaving. The webinar discussed prevention strategies, including psychomotor assessments, biochemical measures, and deterrence through law enforcement and legislation. The researchers also highlighted the potential role of healthcare professionals in promoting safer cannabis use and counseling patients on the risks of driving under the influence. However, there is a need for further research on prevention strategies and the long-term impact of cannabis legalization on road safety.
fatal collisions
legalization of recreational cannabis
US Fatality Analysis Reporting System
cannabis impairs
prevention strategies
healthcare professionals

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