Raising awareness about its impact on road safety.
Standing Up for Road Safety
CAA Manitoba is a long-standing advocate for road safety. That’s why we’re monitoring new developments and discussions on cannabis to fully understand its impact on Manitoba and our roads. It’s CAA’s focus to ensure that road safety remains at the forefront of public awareness after legalization.
Effects of Cannabis on Driving
The most common misconceptions are that cannabis doesn’t affect your driving or that it can make you a better driver. But the reality is that using cannabis increases the risk of getting into a motor vehicle collision.
Cannabis is second only to alcohol as the drug most frequently found among drivers involved in crashes, and drivers charged with impaired driving. It is also the substance most frequently mixed with alcohol in vehicle crashes.
Driving While Under the Influence of Cannabis Affects Your
- Reaction time
- Ability to pay attention
- Decision-making abilities
- Ability to judge distances
Source: CAA National
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Prevent Impaired Driving: Plan a Safe Way Home
Given what we know about the effects of cannabis on driving ability, make sure you’re prepared with alternate ways to get home if you plan to, or if you have consumed, cannabis or alcohol.
You Have Options
- Have a designated driver
- Call a friend or loved one
- Call a cab or ride-share
- Take public transit
- Stay over and sleep it off