Marijuana Use Among Drivers in Canada, 2000-2017: TIRF’s National Fatality Database

This fact sheet examines the number of fatally injured Canadian drivers testing positive for marijuana from 2000 to 2017. The report examines gender, age groups, different categories of drugs, and compares marijuana and alcohol rates. It is based on an analysis of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation's (TIRF's) National Fatality Database. Marijuana was the most commonly found drug in fatally injured drivers, 16-19, 20-34, and 35-49, with 33.7%, 31.4% and 21.2% testing positive for marijuana. Additional drug types included in the testing data are narcotic analgesics, central nervous system (CNS) depressants, and CNS stimulants. Among driver fatalities, 42% of those drivers who tested positive for marijuana also tested positive for at least one other impairing substance with 69.4% of those testing positive for two categories testing positive for marijuana and alcohol.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 7p

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01761736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781989766378
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2020 9:51AM