Don’t Drive High.
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Fast facts about drug-impaired driving (DID)

  • 50% of cannabis users don’t think that drugs affect their driving much, while 1 in 5 don’t think it has any negative effect at all.Footnote1
  • 2 in 5 – 39% of those who have used cannabis in the past year have driven within two hours of consuming cannabis.Footnote 1
  • 149 – Number of fatally injured Canadian drivers who tested positive for cannabis in 2014.Footnote 2
  • 3,489 – Number of DID violations reported in Canada in 2017. Footnote 3
  • 2 in 5 – Approximate number of people who were a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had recently used cannabis.Footnote 1
  • Drugs impair your: balance and coordination, motor skills, judgement, reaction time, attention, decision-making skills Footnote 4
  • Every 3 hours – How often a drug-impaired driving incident is recorded in Canada Footnote 5
  • Increases likelihood – Recent research shows a 1.3- to 3.0-fold increase in risk of a motor vehicle collisions after cannabis use.Footnote 6
  • 1000$ + a 1-year driving prohibition – Minimum penalty if you are caught driving impaired Footnote 7


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