Some interesting road safety stats provided by the CAA from a poll they conducted in regards to the potential of our Country legalizing marijuana.
Almost two thirds of Canadians are concerned that roads will become more dangerous.
“We need to make sure that road safety is a top priority as marijuana is legalized,” said Jeff Walker, vice-president of public affairs, CAA National. “This is clearly a key issue for Canadians, and they are right to be worried.”
The CAA poll found 63 per cent of Canadians worry road safety will decline when marijuana is legalized.
Among the other findings, 26 percent of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 believe a driver is either the same or better on the road under the influence of marijuana.
According to a study conducted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, marijuana impairs the cognitive and motor abilities necessary to operate a motor vehicle and doubles the risk of crash involvement.
The federal government has said it will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana in spring 2017 and there is a major report into how the government should legalize marijuana at the end of this month.