AAA: Survey finds marijuana users take more risks behind the wheel

AAA: Survey finds marijuana users take more risks behind the wheel

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MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – A new survey from AAA finds marijuana users tend to take more risks behind the wheel. According to the organization, drivers who consumed marijuana in the past 30 days were more likely to engage in risky behavior like speeding, texting, running red lights and aggressive driving.

“Although some drivers think marijuana makes them a better driver, research shows it can inhibit concentration, slow reaction times, and cloud judgment. It’s important that drivers know the risk that comes with marijuana and never drive impaired,” said Nick Jarmusz, director of public affairs for AAA Wisconsin in a statement.

The findings note serious concerns with alcohol consumption and driving remain a major concern. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's annual Traffic Safety Culture Index found users of both marijuana and alcohol are among the riskiest drivers on the road.

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