The federal government has launched a drug-impaired driving public awareness campaign to spread the word about the dangers of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs and have shared sobering statistics.
50-percent of young people aged 16 to 24 think that driving while high from cannabis is more socially acceptable than driving while drunk. As well, young people remain the biggest group of drivers who lose their lives in crashes and test positive for drugs.
This public awareness campaign is being launched ahead of the federal legalization of cannabis which is slated for July 2018. You will soon start seeing ads warning of the risks with drug-impaired driving on TV, social media, movie theatres, and in public spaces.