Drunk Driving, Welcome Your Cousin, Drugged Driving

The federal government should help police departments nationwide obtain the tools and training needed to attack a rising scourge of driving under the influence, two U.S. senators said Sunday.

Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Mark Pryor of Arkansas proposed that federal funding in a pending transportation funding bill be used for research and to train police. They said police have no equipment and few have training in identifying drugged drivers, who don’t show the same outward signs of intoxication as drunken drivers do, such as slurred speech.

Drugged driving… I’m sure it’s been going on for years but it’s one of those things you just never think about.  So now we have to worry about drunk drivers, texting drivers, distracted drivers, and drugged drivers.  Next up, doubtless, unconscious drivers.

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