Fatal Road Crashes Involving Marijuana Double After Washington Legalizes Drug, New Report Finds

first_imgForbes.com 31 May 2016Family First Comment: Whoops! This slams the claim that ‘marijuana never killed anyone’!Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, but legal limits for marijuana use among drivers are arbitrary and unsupported by science.Those are the main findings of two new studies that looked at the impact of marijuana on driving safety released earlier this month by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a nonprofit research and education association.One report examined fatal crashes before and after marijuana was legalized in Washington, one of the first two states to permit the drug’s recreational use in late 2012.The researchers found that the percentage of drivers involved in fatal crashes who recently used marijuana more than doubled from eight to 17 percent between 2013 and 2014.One in six drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2014 had recently used marijuana, which is the most recent data available, the group said.“The significant increase in fatal crashes involving marijuana is alarming,” Peter Kissinger, president and chief executive of the AAA Foundation, said in a statement. “Washington serves as an eye-opening case study for what other states may experience with road safety after legalizing the drug.”READ MORE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyamohn/2016/05/31/fatal-road-crashes-involving-marijuana-double-after-washington-legalizes-drug-new-report-finds/#1c2cd2cf20c1last_img read more

Justin Langer Expecting David Warner to fire at Lord’s

first_imgLondon: Australia head coach Justin Langer believes opener David Warner, who failed to perform in the first Ashes Test, will score runs in the second Test against England, beginning Wednesday at Lord’s.Warner, who returned to the Test side after serving his one-year ban for involvement in the Sandpaper Gate fiasco, scored a total of 10 runs in the Edgbaston Test which Australia won by 251 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.On the other hand, Steve Smith scored twin centuries which proved to be the difference between the arch-rivals.“I like it when great players miss out,” cricket.com.au quoted Langer as saying when asked about Warner’s output at Edgbaston.“It means statistically they’ll probably get some pretty soon, so hopefully it’s this Test. They’re great players for a reason and he’s got that look in his eye,” Langer added.Both Warner and Smith were given a few days off after the first Test, travelling in a car together from Birmingham to London while they did not feature in the tour game in Worcester. IANS Also Read: Spectators Wave Sandpapers at David Warner, Cameron Bancroft at AshesAlso Watch: 17 year old boy dies in Road Accident in Hojai | The Sentinel Nqews | Assam Newslast_img read more

When Does the Industry Believe Interest Rates Will Drop

first_img Federal Reserve Interest rates 2019-06-19 Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News When Does the Industry Believe Interest Rates Will Drop? Those waiting for interest rates to drop for the first time in almost 10 years will have to wait a bit longer, as the Federal Reserve decided Wednesday not to reduce rates.“The Fed held rates steady today as it navigated a challenging balancing act between the easing of global central banks, investor speculation that cuts are necessary to combat slowing economic growth, and the futures markets pricing a high likelihood of a rate cut by July,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for realtor.com. “The Fed ditched the previous ‘patient’ language it used and instead pledged to ‘closely monitor’ the data and ‘act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.’ This language shift opens up the possibility of a rate cut as soon as July if incoming data suggests weaker growth on the horizon.”Hale said the Fed has two goals: maximize employment and stable prices. While the May Jobs report was below expectations, unemployment remains at record lows.“This month, the Fed could have easily made the case for a scenario of more patience or a precautionary rate cut, but instead focused on responding as necessary to the incoming data,” Hale said. “We’ll see if [Wednesday’s] decision to hold rates steady unnerves investors, consumers, or businesses or if they find the Fed’s flexible posture reassuring.”A survey from WalletHub found that there was a 23% chance that the Fed will reduce interest rate on Wednesday’s meeting. The chances of an increase, though, increase to 97% by September 18.The Fed has increased interest rates nine times, with no decreases, since December 2015.The survey stated that 76% of people support a rate cut, and around the same amount said it would be good for the economy.“The Fed probably won’t cut its target rate at its June meeting,” said WalletHub CEO Odysseas Papadimitriou. “But future pricing indicates we’re almost certain to see a rate reduction this summer or early fall.”center_img June 19, 2019 299 Views Sharelast_img read more