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The recent results of one study show that smoking marijuana and driving can be just as deadly as drinking alcohol and driving. The study was conducted by researchers at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Researchers found that drivers who had been under the influence of marijuana while operating a motor vehicle were twice as likely to cause a car accident. This data was pulled from police reports of drivers who had been injured during car accidents. Reports were comprised of all types of moving vehicles including trucks, cars, motorcycles, and snowmobiles.
While the study is recent, it is not the first to show a correlation between smoking marijuana and auto accidents. Several previous studies show that being under the influence of marijuana can lead to auto accidents and that smoking marijuana even a few hours before getting behind the wheel may result in a serious crash. Were you injured by a driver who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol? If so, you'll want to speak with a Dallas personal injury attorney from our team about the circumstances of your car accident. Contact Zinda Law Group now to arrange your initial consultation.