Private road entrepreneurs would save lives by better managing drunk driving, excessive speeding, or — heaven forbid — stoned driving.
There would be a financial incentive to keep roads and highways safe.
As for cannabis, the 2002 Canadian Senate Report is clear: “Cannabis alone, particularly in low doses, has little effect on the skills involved in automobile driving. Cannabis leads to a more cautious style of driving.”
More cautious style? Low doses? Many connoisseurs microdose throughout the day. This sounds like a good thing.
The worst cannabis does? “[A] negative impact on decision time and trajectory,” but, “This in itself does not mean that drivers under the influence of cannabis represent a traffic safety risk”
Researchers say people are substituting cannabis for prescription pills and so there are fewer impaired drivers on the road.