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BAMAPHIN 22
04-11-2009, 08:23 PM
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Marijuana use and reckless driving are interconnected, say Canadian researchers.



"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 in a school news release.


http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-04-11-marijuana-driving_N.htm

CalDolFan1014
04-12-2009, 04:09 AM
Is that supposed to come as a surprise? :lol:

BobDole
04-12-2009, 02:24 PM
no one ever smokes and says 'hey, let's go out a drive really fast.' it's more like 'hey, let's go to the drive thru and make sure every possible traffic law is abided by because anything out of the ordinary might just freak me out.'

haven't smoked in some time - but in the ten plus years that i did - that was my experience.

Rafiki
04-12-2009, 03:17 PM
Correlation does not equal causation. This study proves nothing; there have been no demonstrable studies showing that Cannabis impairs driving skills, this study simply assumes it does.

GoonBoss
04-12-2009, 03:23 PM
Correlation does not equal causation. This study proves nothing; there have been no demonstrable studies showing that Cannabis impairs driving skills, this study simply assumes it does.

You're kidding me, right? Something that alters your mental state like pot doesn't impare your driving skills? I personally don't give a rat's *** if people want to smoke pot but don't try to pretend pot doesn't impare driving skills.

Rafiki
04-12-2009, 03:27 PM
You're kidding me, right? Something that alters your mental state like pot doesn't impare your driving skills? I personally don't give a rat's *** if people want to smoke pot but don't try to pretend pot doesn't impare driving skills.

Okay, so show me an actual study showing it does. Not just "they smoke pot occasionally" but actually while they're on the drug.

Rafiki
04-12-2009, 03:32 PM
THC did not impair driving performance yet the subjects thought it had

http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/Misc/driving/dot78_1.htm

Study done by:

NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION