Drug-related driving fatalities almost equals drunk driving fatalities

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is no laughing matter. First, it`s illegal. Second, someone could die.

A governor`s highway safety association study says driving under the influence is almost as lethal as driving while intoxicated. And the number of deaths attributed to drugs, made a big jump to 40% in 2013 from 29% in 2005. The study also says that driving under the influence of prescription drugs and marijuana has been on the rise since 1999, which contributes dramatically to the increase in traffic fatalities all together.

And that weed is by far the most common drug found in fatally injured drivers.