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

Focus on India’s no.4 as England Must Win To Survive

first_imgBirmingham: It was touted to be the battle of the big boys as India and England were tagged favourites going into the 2019 World Cup. But come Sunday, it will be a battle of survival for England as they look to keep their hopes alive of making it to the knockout stages when they take on Virat Kohli and boys at Edgbaston in their second last group game.On paper, the records are stacked in favour of India as the English outfit hasn’t defeated them in World Cup encounters in the last 27 years, but then, cricket isn’t a game played on paper. With their backs against the wall, Eoin Morgan and his boys can be expected to give it their all as they must win their match against India and then against New Zealand to make it to the semis.For India though, it will all be about keeping the momentum going as they are all but through to the knockout stages. They need just one point from three games to qualify and considering that their next two games after the England match are against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, it shouldn’t be a huge task, especially considering the form that the Men in Blue have shown.The only concern for India would be the number four slot as Vijay Shankar has failed to make it his own after three attempts at that spot. While he was unbeaten for 15 in the first game against Pakistan, he managed 29 against Afghanistan before getting done for 14 against the West Indies on Thursday.Considering the importance of the position, the Indian team management could look at trying Dinesh Karthik at that position if they feel that Rishabh Pant isn’t cut for the slot.Apart from that, it all looks good for the Indians as the top-order has done well and the bowlers have been impressive from the word go. M.S. Dhoni’s slow knock against Afghanistan did see some pundits raising their voices, but the former India skipper silenced them with his knock against West Indies on a slow track at the Old Trafford on Thursday. In fact, he picked 16 runs from the last over of the innings to finish with an unbeaten 56 off 61 balls at an impressive strike rate of 91.80.For England, it has been another round of poor shows after starting well. Coming into the World Cup, England were considered favourites and all-rounder Ben Stokes had told IANS that the tag had been earned with consistent performances over the years. But with seven of the nine games done with, the picture doesn’t look too bright for the Three Lions.While they started off with a brilliant 104-run win over South Africa in the tournament opener, they were handed a blow by Pakistan in their very next game. The mercurial side led by Sarfaraz Ahmed beat the hosts by 14 runs in a thriller.Morgan’s men came back strongly in the next three games as they beat Bangladesh by 106 runs, West Indies by 8 wickets and Afghanistan by 150 runs.But that is where the fortune took another turn as they lost to out of touch Sri Lanka by 20 runs. Chasing Sri Lanka’s score of 232/9, all England could manage was 212 as Lasith Malinga bowled brilliantly to take the Island Nation home.The loss saw England faced with a situation wherein they needed to win two of their three games against Australia, India and New Zealand. IANSAlso Read: ‘Doosra’ Trailer Brings Back Memories of NatWest win Against Englandlast_img read more

Defensive end Gabriel Sherrod will transfer to Syracuse

first_imgSherrod’s announcement came hours after Syracuse dismissed redshirt freshman Kenny Carter on Sunday morning. Carter was the fourth player dismissed this offseason after junior offensive lineman Alex Hayes, and rising sophomores Amir Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard.Sherrod’s transfer helps an Orange defensive line that, until now, did not have a returning player who had played a snap at defensive end in college.Ron Thompson left early for the NFL Draft, Donnie Simmons ran out of eligibility and Luke Arciniega chose to end his career. Between those three players, SU is tasked with replacing 87 tackles (20 for loss), 12 sacks and eight forced fumbles at the defensive end position.SU returns redshirt freshman Jake Pickard and recently shifted two players to the position, redshirt junior Trey Dunkelberger from tight end and freshman Kenneth Ruff from linebacker. Comments Published on February 28, 2016 at 6:54 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Former Delaware State defensive end Gabriel Sherrod will transfer to Syracuse, he announced on Twitter on Sunday evening.The 6-foot-4, 255-pound graduate transfer played wide receiver for the Hornets until 2014, which is when he moved to defensive end. Last season, Sherrod ranked second in all of the Football Championship Subdivision with 2.3 tackles for loss per game (25 total).In nine starts in 2014, Sherrod had 46 total tackles, 7.5 for a loss, and five sacks. He formerly played quarterback at Perryville (Maryland) High School.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rape suspect remains at large

first_imgA Santa Ana man who allegedly posed as a police officer to overpower a Whittier woman after she left a Fullerton bar then attempted to rape her in a secluded canyon area remained at large Tuesday, police said. Anthony Ray Willis, 35, who also goes by three aliases, allegedly convinced the victim to get out of her car after leaving the bar about 1:30 a.m. Saturday by leading her to believe he was a law enforcement officer, said Fullerton police Sgt. Linda King. The Whittier resident left the bar with her boyfriend, then got into her own car and was about to pull out of the lot in the 100 block of Commonwealth Avenue, east of Harbor Boulevard, when a man rapped on her car window, King said. He identified himself as an officer and said he was going to arrest her for drunken driving, the King said. When the woman got out of her car, she noticed that the man did not have a badge and was not wearing a uniform, so she called to her boyfriend for help. But the suspect grabbed her and dragged her to his nearby van and drove off, King said. He drove about 33 miles to Cook’s Corner near Trabuco Canyon and attempted to rape the woman, but a passing motorist spotted the then- nude victim and stopped to see if she needed help, King said. She told the motorist she was being attacked and ran into some bushes, while the suspect ran in the opposite direction, abandoning his vehicle in the canyon, King said. A sheriff’s search-and-rescue team located the woman, but detectives believe the suspect managed to convince someone to give him a ride, King said. Willis, who also goes by the names Harley Willis, Anthony Ray Garcia and Richard J. Peterson, is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 230 pounds, with brown eyes and closely cropped brown hair, King said. Anyone who knows Willis’ whereabouts, who may have given him a ride, or who has any other information was asked to call the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-6715 or Detective Kendrick at (714) 981-3023. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more