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 2015.
- A drug-impaired driving incident occurs every 3 hours in Canada each day.
- Over 1 in 4 cannabis users in Canada reported having operated a vehicle while under the influence of the drug.
- 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 cannabis.
- Canadian men are 2.5 times more likely than women to have driven a vehicle while under the influence of cannabis.
- $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 accident.
- 100% of impaired driving is preventable and not worth the risk.
This information was found under the Government of Canada.
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.
Drugs impair your ability to drive by affecting:
- balance and coordination
- motor skills
- reaction time
- decision-making skills
I feel it is my obligation to keep you informed and up to date with our traffic laws and impaired driving.
Please don't drive High.
Thanks for reading,