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DON’T DRIVE HIGH

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Drug-impaired driving is dangerous and against the law

There’s a lot going on around you when you drive. You need to be totally focussed so that if a split-second – and potentially life-saving – decision needs to be made, you’re ready for it.

Drugs affect your ability to react and increase the chance of a crash. Don’t get behind the wheel or get in a car with an impaired driver — it’s just not worth the risk.

Driving impaired is illegal. Learn about the types, risks, laws and enforcement.

Drugs impair your ability to drive by affecting:

  • balance and coordination
  • motor skills
  • attention
  • judgment
  • reaction time
  • decision-making skills

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How often a drug-impaired driving incident is recorded in Canada

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How often a drug-impaired driving incident is recorded in Canada

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How often a drug-impaired driving incident is recorded in Canada

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How often a drug-impaired driving incident is recorded in Canada

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Plan to get home safely

You have options:

Have a designated driver

Call a friend or loved one

Call a cab or ride-share

Take public transit

Stay over

Get help with drug abuse

Are you or someone you care about struggling with problematic substance use?

Here are some resources to help you find the assistance you need in your area.

Parents: What can you do?

Parents play a vital role in teaching their kids to drive responsibly.

Here are some tips on talking to your child about drug-impaired driving.

7 reasons not to drive high

  1. You could hurt or kill someone you care about
  2. You could get in a crash, hurt yourself or die
  3. You could hurt or kill an innocent stranger
  4. You could get arrested and face trial
  5. You could get your license suspended
  6. You could get a criminal record
  7. Impaired driving is 100% preventable!

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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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

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Marijuana Use Among Drivers in Canada, 2000-2014. Traffic Injury Research Foundation, December 2017. http://tirf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Marijuana-Use-Among-Drivers-in-Canada-2000-2014-8.pdf

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http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cycp-cpcj/id-cfa/index-eng.htm

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