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Study analyzes how much pot impairs drivers
This comprehensive news article describes results of the same study posted on our Highway Safety menu at: https://whatstherush-ri.org/category/highway-safety/.
Acute cannabis consumption and motor vehicle collision risk: systematic review of observational studies and meta-analysis
BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e536 (Published 09 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e536
Mark Asbridge, associate professor, Jill A Hayden, assistant professor, Jennifer L Cartwright, research coordinator 1Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1V7
“Driving under the influence of cannabis was associated with a significantly increased risk of motor vehicle collisions compared with unimpaired driving. … Acute cannabis consumption nearly doubles the risk of a collision resulting in serious injury or death … “