The facts about drug impaired driving in Canada
Research shows that drugs can impair your ability to drive safely and increase the risk of getting into a collision. If you’re the least bit impaired, don’t take a chance with your life, your future, or the safety of those around you. Always drive sober.
- 2,786 DID incidents were reported in Canada in 2015Footnote3
- A drug-impaired driving incident occurs every 3 hours in Canada each dayFootnote3
- Over 1 in 4 cannabis users in Canada reported having operated a vehicle while under the influence of the drugFootnote2
- 33% of parents of youth aged 13-24 do not know if their child has accepted a ride with a driver who was under the influence of cannabisFootnote2
- Canadian men are 2.5 times more likely than women to have driven a vehicle while under the influence of cannabisFootnote2
- $1000 and a 1-year driving prohibition is the MINIMUM it will cost you if you get caught driving impaired
- Drugs impair your ability drive by affecting: balance and coordination, motor skills, attention, judgment, reaction time, and decision-making skills
- Cannabis doubles your chances for an accidentFootnote1
- 100% of impaired driving is preventable and not worth the risk.
Acute cannabis consumption and motor vehicle collision risk: systematic review of observational studies and meta-analysis; BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e536 (Published 09 February 2012)
Baseline Survey on Awareness, Knowledge and Behaviour Associated with Recreational Use of Marijuana: Final Report, 2016. EKOS RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC.; http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/pwgsc-tpsgc/por-ef/health/2016/046-15-e/report-rapport-eng.html
Impaired Driving in Canada, Statistics Canada. 2015. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2016001/article/14679-eng.htm
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