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Riding High

Why cannabis and driving don’t mix

Research shows that young drivers in BC hold strong beliefs toward refraining from driving impaired from alcohol, and they are leading all generations in designated driving. As cannabis becomes legal let’s follow their lead with a positive attitude towards sober driving and promoting safe roads. Driving after consuming cannabis is still impaired driving – they just don’t mix.

Sobering Facts:

20% Young adults in Canada believe a driver who’s high is the same or better behind the wheel

8% of drivers involved in serious motor vehicle accidents test positive for cannabis

Nearly 1 in 5 British Columbians have driven after smoking cannabis or been in a car driven by someone who had recently smoked cannabis

The Risks of Driving High

Cannabis doubles the drivers risk of being in a collision because the THC in cannabis can impact cognitive skills needed for safe driving and affecting your:

Coordination

Coordination

Reaction Time

Reaction Time

Attention

Concentration

Decision Making Abilities

Decision Making Abilities

Ability to Judge Distances

Ability to Judge Distances