Yglesias

Drugged Driving

CREDIT:

There’s an interesting piece in the NYT about the growing problem of car crashed caused by drivers impaired by prescription drugs, an issue that poses a challenge for law enforcement because unlike with drunk driving there’s no broadly accepted legal definition. As I’ve said before, the whole phenomenon of people dying in automobile wrecks is an underdiscused risk to public safety and all too often one that’s framed as a matter of “accidents” ignoring the fact that reckless—and often illegal—driver conduct is normally responsible.