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“Feel High?...Don’t Drive” Campaign Dispels Cannabis and Driving Myths

“Feel High?...Don’t Drive” Campaign Dispels Cannabis and Driving Myths

Stigmatizing Drug Use

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~  October 26, 2020 (LSN)  Motor vehicle crashes are the second-leading cause of death among Canadian youth ages 16 to 25, and alcohol and/or drugs is a factor in almost half of those crashes. Impaired driving means operating a motor vehicle (such as cars, trucks, ATVs/ORVs, snowmobiles and boats/water vessels) while the ability to do so has been affected to any degree by consuming alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two. According to Parachute Canada, 19% of Canadian youth said they have driven within four hours of using cannabis and 35% of youth say they have been a passenger with a driver who used cannabis in the previous four hours.

To bring drivers attention to the myths and dangers of driving high, the Community Traffic Awareness Committee (CTAC) is launching a month long “Feel High?...Don’t drive” social media campaign this week. The campaign is designed to inform new and experienced drivers about the health effects drugs can have on their ability to drive and the very serious legal and financial consequences.

“It is important to raise awareness to expose the realities vs the myths of cannabis impaired driving,” says Hazem Sabeh, committee chair and public health nurse at Thunder Bay District Health Unit. “This is a locally created campaign that aims to protect our community by informing Thunder Bay drivers so collisions and injuries can be prevented.

” It is illegal to drive impaired, even by prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Police are trained to determine if a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol. “The Thunder Bay Police Service recognizes the dangers of impaired driving and the complexities that come with investigating it. Impaired driving remains one of the most preventable causes of loss of life, injury, and damage to property. The Service is more prepared than ever for the task of stopping this dangerous criminal behaviour, and will show zero tolerance to those who are found driving under the influence”, says Constable Mark Cattani of TBPS Traffic Unit.

To see the campaign, follow the Health Unit on Facebook and visit TBDHU.com for an overview of the health, legal and financial consequences of impaired driving: https://www.tbdhu.com/impaireddriving CTAC is a partnership between the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Thunder Bay Police, Ministry of Transportation, City of Thunder Bay and other community partners, dedicated to reducing injury, fatalities, and improving road safety through education, public awareness and enforcement.

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  • 26 October 2020
  • Author: Robert McKenzie
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Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Last updated Nov 23, 2020 

Comunlative
Cases 
Resolved
Cases 
Active
Cases 
Hosp
Cases
ICU Deceased
233 155 78 3 2 1
           

 

Case Number Esposure  Category Status  Date
Case #233 Close Contact Self-Isolating 22/11/20
Case #232 Close Contact Hospitalized 16/11/20
Case #231 Close Contact Self-Isolating 20/11/20
Case #230 Close Contact Self-Isolating 16/11/20
Case #229 Close Contact Self-Isolating 16/11/20
Case #228 Close Contact Self-Isolating 20/11/20
Case #227 Close Contact Self-Isolating 20/11/20
Case #226 Close Contact Self-Isolating 20/11/2020
Case #225 Close Contact Self-Isolating 19/11/2020
Case #224 Close Contact Self-Isolating 16/11/2020
Case #223 Close Contact Self-Isolating 21/11/2020
Case #222 Close Contact Self-Isolating 18/11/2020
Case #221 Close Contact Self-Isolating 18/11/2020
Case #220 Close Contact Self-Isolating 20/11/2020
Case #219 Close Contact Self-Isolating 14/11/2020
Case #218 Pending Self-Isolating 17/11/20
Case #217 Close Contact Self-Isolating 19/11/20
Case #216 Close Contact Self-Isolating 19/11/20
Case #215 Close Contact Self-Isolating 19/11/20
Case #214 Pending Self-Isolating 17/11/20
Case #213 Close Contact Self-Isolating 18/11/20
Case #212 Close Contact Self-Isolating 19/11/20
Case #211 Close Contact Self-Isolating 19/11/20
Case #210 Close Contact Self-Isolating 18/11/20
Case #209 Close Contact Self-Isolating 17/11/20
Case #208 No Known Exposure Self-Isolating 19/11/20
Case #207 Close Contact Self-Isolating  18/11/20 
Case #206 Close Contact Self-Isolating  12/11/20
Case #205 Close Contact Self-Isolating  17/11/20 
Case #204 Close Contact Self-Isolating  17/11/20 
Case #203 Close Contact Self-Isolating  17/11/20 
Case #202 Close Contact Self-Isolating  17/11/20 
Case #201 Travel  Self-Isolating  14/11/20 
Case #200 Close Contact Self-Isolating 13/11/2020
Case #199 Close Contact Self-Isolating 14/11/2020
Case #198 Close Contact Self-Isolating 18/11/2020
Case #197 Close Contact Self-Isolating 13/11/2020
Case #196 Close Contact Self-Isolating 10/11/2020
Case #195 Close Contact Self-Isolating 16/11/2020
Case #194 Close Contact Self-Isolating 16/11/2020
Case #193 Close Contact Self-Isolating 12/11/2020
Case #192 Close Contact Self-Isolating 13/11/2020
Case #191 Close Contact Self-Isolating 15/11/2020
Case #190 Close Contact Self-Isolating 13/11/2020
Case #189 Close Contact Self-Isolating 14/11/20
Case #188 No Known Exposure Hospitalized 10/11/20
Case #187 Close Contact Self-Isolating 13/11/20
Case #186 Close Contact Self-Isolating

12/11/2020

Case #185 Close Contact Self-Isolating 08/11/2020
Case #184 Close Contact Self-Isolating 16/11/2020
Case #183 Pending Self-Isolating 16/11/2020
Case #182 Close Contact Self-Isolating 14/11/2020
Case #181 Close Contact Self-Isolating 14/11/2020
Case #180 Close Contact Self-Isolating 16/11/2020
Case #179 Close Contact Self-Isolating 13/11/2020
Case #178 Close Contact Self-Isolating 14/11/2020
Case #177 Close Contact Self-Isolating 14/11/2020
Case #176 Close Contact Self-Isolating 14/11/2020
Case #175 Close Contact Self-Isolating 13/11/2020
Case #174 Close Contact Self-Isolating 15/11/2020
Case #173 Close Contact Self-Isolating 06/11/2020
Case #172 Close Contact Self-Isolating 14/11/2020
Case #171 Close Contact Self-Isolating 14/11/2020
Case #170 Close Contact Self-Isolating 13/11/2020
Case #169 Close Contact Self-Isolating 13/11/2020
Case #168 Close Contact Self-Isolating 13/11/2020
Case #167 Close Contact Self-Isolating 15/11/2020
Case #166 Close Contact Self-Isolating 15/11/2020
       


 

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