Fewer Drivers Are Drinking Behind The Wheel, But More Are Using Drugs

February 6, 2015 10:48 PM

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Fewer Drivers Are Drinking Behind The Wheel, But More Are Using Drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of drivers on the road with alcohol in their systems has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but there has been a large increase in drivers using marijuana and other illegal drugs, a government report released Friday found.

The report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the share of drivers who test positive for alcohol has declined by more than three-quarters since the agency first began conducting roadside surveys in 1973.

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