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Many teens say driving while high isn't a big deal: survey

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Drug Free Canada admits it is concerned about some new stats coming from teens in this country.

The non-profit organization is pointing to a recent national study that found a third of teens don’t consider driving while high to be as much of a problem as drinking and driving.

Some teens (10%) actually think smoking pot makes them better drivers because it helps them focus.

But Drug Free Canada says impaired is impaired, no matter what substance you took before you got behind the wheel.

The organization also points to another study that found almost 40 per cent of young people have reported driving while high, compared to about 20 per cent who admit to drinking and driving.

It also says parents need to make sure their kids know marijuana impairs your depth perception and attention span, and slows your reaction time.