Recommendations : Impaired Driving Laws

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Recommendations
Evaluate Impaired Driving Laws.
Although the 2010 National Strategy encourages states to adopt per se laws, there are a lot problems should be solved. There are 17 US states with per se type drugged driving statutes which cover roughly 40% of all licensed drivers in the US, so the first problem is that while per se laws permit easier prosecution of drivers, there is a lack of uniformity among these states. For example, in North Carolina and South Dakota, the per se drugged driving law pertains only to drivers under age 21. When a policy or law is issued, the government should promptly assess whether it is perfect or not. If the law is not perfect, it will have a huge impact on the law enforcement personnel, will also give criminals have a chance.
The second problem is there are clear differences between zero tolerance and per se drugged driving laws. While there is strong reason to believe that per se laws represent the best practice for controlling drugged driving to date, there have been no studies which have demonstrated their effectiveness, so they cannot yet be characterized as “evidence based.” It is very difficult to evaluate the efficiency of the law. One reason is that the same laws may be very effective in one state but not in the other states. Therefore, each state should be based on the actual situation of the local reasonable choice in the end use which kind of law.
The third problem is that there is no 0.08 g/mL Blood Alcohol Concentration…
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