American Property Casualty Insurance Association
  • Staff Contact: Eileen Gilligan     
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  • April 18, 2019
  • APCIA Warns of Potential Dangers on the Road Ahead of National Weed Day
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 20 is National Weed Day, and according to JAMA Internal Medicine, traffic fatalities are 12 percent more likely on 4/20 after 4:20pm than on the same day one week before or one week after. The American Property Casualty Insurers Association (APCIA) warns all drivers to be especially cautious on the road this weekend.

    “Like with any impairment, driving high is reckless and illegal every day of the year,” said Eileen Gilligan, assistant vice president of public affairs at APCIA. “Evidence shows that marijuana use can impair critical abilities necessary for safe driving, such as judgment, motor coordination, and reaction time. Driving under the influence of marijuana jeopardizes everyone’s safety on the roads.”


  • Representing nearly 60 percent of the U.S. property casualty insurance market, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) promotes and protects the viability of private competition for the benefit of consumers and insurers. APCIA represents the broadest cross-section of home, auto, and business insurers of any national trade association. APCIA members represent all sizes, structures, and regions, which protect families, communities, and businesses in the U.S. and across the globe.
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