A highfalutin criminal justice theory regarding increased traffic fatalities blames cheap and widely available weed for the fatal uptick.
For the record, MSM and transit experts have ascribed the tragic rise in deaths to a far more plausible and much more easily preventable explanation . . .
Nevertheless . . .
Check the allegations of REFER MADNESS on local streets that might our might not be to blame for the number of deadly car crashes on cowtown streets doubling . . .
Kansas City police are worried that a de-emphasis on marijuana possession enforcement could keep the number high.
In two years, the number of fatal motor vehicle crashes in Kansas City involving marijuana use has more than doubled, according to data from the Kansas City Police Department.
In a presentation to the Board of Police Board Commissioners, the department said that in 2018 about 25% of fatal crashes "involved marijuana impairment or combination" with another intoxicant. This year that figure is 53%, police say.
The number of fatal crashes in Kansas City is significant. It topped 100 in December, up 40% from 2019. “Marijuana use does seem to be at least related in part to fatal car crashes,” KCPD spokesman Capt. David Jackson said.
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