In its new “If you’re high, you can’t drive” message, MADD Canada is targeting young people who use cannabis (marijuana or weed).
The anti-impaired driving group reports that 20% of high school drivers drove within one hour of using marijuana and that nearly one-fourth have been a passenger of a vehicle in which the driver had been using drugs before driving.
MADD Canada’s goal is to educate people that drug-impaired driving is as dangerous as alcohol-impaired driving.
The traffic safety group has partnered with police departments in urging the Canadian Parliament to pass new drug-impaired driving legislation, which is expected to occur this Fall.
People killed by drug-impaired drivers are just as dead as those killed by alcohol-impaired drivers.
Filed Under: Drinking and Driving