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Don't Drive High

Our message is simple – Don’t drive high. This includes cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles. 

The active ingredient, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), travels through your body and into your brain, affecting the brain cells and creating a high. Whether it is smoked, vaped or indigested, the THC in cannabis can impact cognitive skills, affecting your:

  • Coordination
  • Reaction Time
  • Concentration
  • Decision Making Abilities
  • Ability to Judge Distances

Sobering Facts

  • 20% of Canadian millennials (18-34 years old) believe a person who’s high can drive the same or better

  • 75% of CAA Niagara Members are concerned about their personal safety on the road now that marijuana is legalized

  • 1 in 3 Canadians think that it is safe to drive less than three hours after smoking a joint

Show your support for road safety by picking up a sticker (shown to the right) at a CAA branch and use it to remind yourself and others that weed and driving don't mix. 

Don't drive high

Penalties for impaired driving

In Ontario, it is illegal to operate any type of motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This applies to all types of motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles. If police determine that you are driving while impaired you will face penalties immediately, which can vary depending on many factors. 

As of July 1, 2018, a zero-tolerance approach for alcohol and cannabis took effect for young, novice and commercial drivers.

Penalties for impaired driving

Find an Alternative Ride

Driving high is driving impaired. Reduce your risk on the road by finding an alternative ride home, such as a designated driver, public transit, CAA, or a cab or ride-share.

Central Taxi

T: 905-685-7343      W:

Grand Taxi Welland:

T: 905-732-7000     W:

Niagara Falls Taxi: 

T: 905-357-4000     W:

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