Guide: How to cite a Patent in AGU style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in AGU style

Cite A Patent in AGU style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the AGU citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


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Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published), Title,


Hunt, A. (2015), @politifact.  Available from: (Accessed 1 May 2015)

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


Author Surname, Year Published]


The DOT figures confirm an overall decrease in traffic fatalities, but show about a 39 percent increase for drivers who tested positive for marijuana. That’s still an increase, but hardly a 100 percent jump.

More importantly, Colorado DOT spokeswoman Amy Ford said the agency is cautious to use their own data to make any pronouncements.

That’s because the data is incomplete. Not every driver in a fatal crash is tested for drugs. Colorado law long allowed a conviction based on just drunken driving – at .08 percent blood alcohol level – so some agencies never bothered with any additional testing.

The state only began tracking drugged driving – driving high – this year, so there is no historical data to compare, Ford said.

"We do not draw an incredible amount of conclusions from that data," she said.

The federal data for all states likewise focuses on drunken, not drugged, drivers.

Several studies show that marijuana can slow reaction time and similarly impair drivers in much the way alcohol does.

One study found that dead drivers were three times more likely to test positive for cannabis in 2010 when compared to those who died in 1999.

But the marijuana will show up longer in blood work and does not appear to increase the chances of a fatal accident as much as booze, according to a 2013 study by researchers at Columbia University.

So if Georgia were to legalize smoking marijuana, does that mean there would not be a rash of high drivers risking their safety and that of others?

Colorado’s research indicates specific drivers – essentially young men – are more likely to drive high when the drug is legal. The state has launched a public awareness campaign to the new law that allows police to cite those motorists for driving under the influence, Ford said.

In other words, there are clear dangers to driving under the influence of marijuana, much as there are for driving intoxicated.

But while a regional report claims that those risks have led to a 100 percent increase in fatal crashes where the driver tested positive for cannabis, official state figures directly contradict those figures.

Spahos was citing that published report, but the report and figures surrounding the topic are flawed. We rate the claim Half True. Hunt, 2015]

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