CAA says high percentage of youth drive while high

Roughly 20 percent of people between the ages of 18 to 24 have either driven while high on cannabis or got in a vehicle with a high driver according to a study conducted by CAA Canada.

Spokesperson for CAA Saskatchewan Christine Niemczyk says this is concerning data.

“We know from the same audience that we surveyed that they know that if they’d consumed alcohol that they will make other arrangements to get home or to get where they need to go safely,” said Niemczyk. ” They will not drive with someone who’s consumed alcohol.”

The study interviewed over 2,800 people in that age range. There were no stats on second-hand impairment.

Niemczyk says education will be key to preventing more young people from getting in a vehicle with a high driver or driving high themselves.


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