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New CAA Online Poll finds that 20% of the respondents admit they have driven after consuming cannabis or been a passenger with someone who has

January 02, 2020, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

A new CAA Poll has found some disturbing trends in the respondents to the survey. More education is required particulalry for young drivers on the effects that cannabis consumption has on driving. Here is the article as published on the CAA.CA website. Please speak to your family and friends who use cannabis about the facts. 


  • 89% of young Canadians said they wouldn’t drive themselves home after drinking alcohol, yet 66% of those same individuals would be willing to drive themselves home after consuming cannabis (CAA polling, 2018).
  • 20% of young Canadians (aged 18 to 34) believe their driving is unaffected by cannabis ( CAA polling, 2018).
  • 30% of young Canadians say they have either driven after smoking cannabis or been in an automobile driven by someone who had recently smoked cannabis (CAA polling, 2018).
  • 25% of young Canadians believe that the impacts of cannabis consumption are less detrimental to their driving ability than alcohol (Government of Canada).
  • 44% of Canadians said it’s safe to drive less than five hours after they’ve consumed cannabis (CAA polling, 2018).
  • First-time cannabis use is up by 4% since legalization, with 18% of Canadians reporting recreational cannabis use (Statistics Canada).
  • 65% of Canadians agree that cannabis users often fail to realize that they are impaired from using cannabis (Government of Canada).
  • 81% of Canadians know someone who has used cannabis and 56% have consumed cannabis at some point in their lives (Government of Canada).
  • 44% of youth say it is easy to tell if someone is too high to drive (Government of Canada).

 

Posted under Accident Benefit News, Car Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents, drug impaired driving

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