Sunday, April 12, 2009

Study: Pot-Smoking Men Likely to be in Crashes

A study by Canadian researchers recently published in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention found marijuana use and reckless driving are interconnected. The study, involving 83 men, aged 17 to 49, found that 35% of the participants had been involved in one or more road crashes with material damage in the previous three years. Also, 30% admitted to using marijuana, and 80% of those said they drove under the influence of marijuana at least once in the previous year. "We observed that dangerous driving behaviors are interrelated. Individuals scoring high on impulsivity or sensation-seeking scales demonstrated an elevated risk of driving under the influence of cannabis," study senior author Jacques Bergeron, a professor in the department of psychology at the Universite de Montreal, said. Article here.

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