The Canadian Automobile Association is pushing the federal government to fund public education on the dangers of drug-impaired driving. The group argues the police will also need to learn how to recognize when drivers are high before the recreational use of marijuana is legalized. Legislation is expected next spring.
A recent study by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation suggests there will be “incredible challenges” in managing pot-impaired drivers. A poll commissioned by the CAA also found that almost two-thirds of the 2,100 people asked were worried that roads will be more dangerous.
However, it’s noted that there isn’t a lot of data on the how much cannabis use increases the risk of a crash.