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A designated driver is someone who does not consume alcohol any time prior to, or during the event, before driving.

Cannabis and alcohol have different effects on the body and this means they impact driving performance differently.

It is difficult to predict how cannabis may affect driving and for how long because everyone’s experience with cannabis can be different.

Cannabis increases the risk of collision among youth and young drivers by amplifying pre-existing risk factors for collision.

Driving after using cannabis is harmless because we don’t hear about cannabis-impaired driving in the news.

Impaired is impaired – driving after using cannabis, alcohol and/or other drugs can make it difficult to drive safely. 

It is illegal for young drivers in Canada to operate a motorized vehicle after consuming any substance. Motorized vehicles include cars, trucks and SUVs only.

Personal and financial consequences of cannabis-impaired driving change depending on which province and territory you live in. 

Your risk of fatal collision increases by 2X when you drive after using cannabis

There are no tests that police officers can use to determine if you have consumed cannabis, or other drugs before driving.

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