From October 24, through a new campaign, French Road Safety wants to raise awareness of the consequences of cannabis consumption on driving.
While in Luxembourg, the planting and private use of cannabis will be authorized, France is warning young people (and not so young) of the dangers of driving after having smoked a joint.
Decreased alertness, poor coordination, prolonged reaction time and reduced visual and hearing faculties. Last year in France, one in five road deaths involved a driver who had consumed drugs.
Narcotics like cannabis have psychotropic effects that interfere with driving. Little known to the general public and generally minimized by drivers, these effects too often have fatal consequences: each year, more than 700 people are killed on the roads in an accident involving a driver who has taken drugs.
This campaign warns road users: in addition to being banned in France, the consumption of cannabis is incompatible with driving.
The campaign film metaphorically illustrates the loss of reflexes of a driver who has consumed cannabis.
- In 2020, 1 in 5 deaths on the road involved a driver who used drugs.
- Driving after using cannabis multiply by 2 the risk of causing a fatal accident.
- At the wheel, the cannabis and alcohol cocktail multiply by 29 the risk of causing a fatal accident.
Luxembourg will probably have to communicate in the same way as its neighbor in order to avoid any road accident linked to cannabis consumption, even “in private”, the effects of the drug being able to influence the body and the mind several hours later. the consumption.