Commissioner asks for funding to raise DWI awareness
Commissioner Kimberly Roy of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission was on Beacon Hill recently asking the legislature to fund technology that could prevent instances of impaired driving. This technology could simulate impairment and educate young drivers about the dangers of driving while impaired. Commissioner Roy held a pair of impairment goggles that are used in driver education courses across Massachusetts to demonstrate impairment.
Users on social media platforms like TikTok have reportedly shared videos that claim that driving high is safer than driving drunk. Commissioner Roy believes that while the science is unsettled on how to detect impairment it’s important that something is done to educate drivers on the risks and dangers of driving while impaired.