Travel Tip: has legalizing cannabis affected insurance rates?April 23, 2021
COLORADO (KRDO) — Monday, KRDO covered a study done by the American Automobile Association that took a look at driving under the influence of alcohol and cannabis.
“In our survey, we did find that folks who choose to use both cannabis and alcohol tend to take more traffic risks than those who drink alcohol only this isn’t just about impairment, it’s a general proposition and as a function that it’s really just about risky behaviors,” said Skylar McKinley, Regional Director of Public Affairs for AAA Colorado.
Now, many are wondering whether or not legalizing cannabis had an impact on insurance rates in Colorado.
AAA initially projected that legalized recreational cannabis would cause insurance rates to increase, however, that’s not what they’ve seen.
“We thought initially when Colorado first legalized recreational cannabis that insurance rates would skyrocket — we haven’t seen that. Although, impaired driving do tend to drive rates, and Coloradans that have been here a while will tell you rates have really increased over the years,” said McKinley.
Still, AAA says driving under the influence of any substance is dangerous.
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