High Risk? Marijuana Legalization and Roadway Safety

Americans can now purchase recreational marijuana products legally in 19 states. As availability becomes more widespread, researchers are studying its impact on everything from crime, cost and usage to job creation and revenue generation. One important question is what legal marijuana use means for road safety. What should families, employers and policymakers know about marijuana use and roadway risks? How might these changing roadway risks impact insurance? Matt Moore from Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), Christy Thiems of American Property Casualty Insurance Association and Bill Zielinski from Travelers joined Travelers Institute President Joan Woodward in this intriguing Wednesdays With Woodward® discussion of the latest findings on marijuana use and vehicle crash risk.

Presented by the Travelers Institute, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, and the Metro Hartford Alliance.

Matt Moore, Senior Vice President, Highway Loss Data Institute
Christy Thiems, Senior Director, American Property Casualty Insurance Association
Bill Zielinski, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Analytics, Personal Insurance, Travelers

Joan Woodward, President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice President, Public Policy, Travelers
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