In 2019, 13.7 million people (ages 16 and older) drove after using illicit drugs. Of that total,12.8 million people were under the influence of marijuana (2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables).
This is an increase from 2018 when 12.6 million people (aged 16 and older) admitted to driving after using drugs.
In 2016, 44 percent of drivers in fatal car crashes (with known results) tested positive for drugs, according to a report entitled “Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States” by the Governors Highway Safety Association. This is up from 28 percent in 2006.
Learn more about Impaired Driving in this helpful infographic from The National Institute on Drug Abuse: