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Road safety / Sécurité Routière: The Mistake

The Mistake
Top 6: April 4th 2018
Joint, blunt, spliff, doobie, we all have different words to describe that thing we occasionally share, that we smoke to "relax", to "giggle", to "get high". But sadly, on the road, it will most likely make us weep.Driving under the influence of cannabis doubles the risk of causing a deadly accident, and narcotics are associated with 22% of all road fatalities. The causes: slower reaction times, impaired visual and hearing faculties, hallucinations and loss of automatic reflexes.Agency: La Chose, Paris

This says it all.

Getting behind the wheel after smoking a joint means gambling with one's life. It also means taking the risk of shattering the lives of family and friends.The film tells the story of a young man, victim of a car accident, who thought that driving after smoking cannabis was not dangerous…

This is the story told by Sécurité Routière (France's Road Safety Authority) and its agency la chose in this new film directed by Bruno Aveillan (Quad). Here, someone who took the wheel after smoking a joint faces the dire consequences of his decision. Like too many smokers, he thought he knew what he was doing, that he was in control. He realizes his mistake too late, and by then the damage is done.
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