Important! As of March 17, 2020, CAA Niagara branches will temporarily be closed to walk-in traffic. We will continue to assist Members through phone and email. Please visit caaniagara.ca/covid for more information on what services will be impacted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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:
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.
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.
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.
T: 905-685-7343 W: centralniagara.com
Grand Taxi Welland:
T: 905-732-7000 W: grandtaxi.com
Niagara Falls Taxi:
T: 905-357-4000 W: niagarafallstaxi.com
CAA Drive You Home Program
When you unexpectedly can't or shouldn't take the wheel, whatever the reason, our drivers will come out to get you home safely.
Millennials have embraced the “don’t drink and drive” message, but there’s one myth we need to debunk: 1 in 5 Canadians think that a driver under the influence of cannabis is the same or better.
Cannabis and Driving
Driving a vehicle while you’re impaired by cannabis is illegal and dangerous. Learn about the laws and penalties, and how cannabis affects your driving.