Yasmina Kattou, edited by Solène Leroux 06:13, July 05, 2022

Four out of ten young people admit to driving after consuming alcohol and drugs.

This can even have consequences for the passenger who does not smoke, it is the "aquarium" effect.

This is the result of a survey carried out by MAAF Prévention, which interviewed young people aged 18 to 24.

Nearly one in two young people, 45%, say they have used cannabis during the year.

A figure up 13 points compared to 2020. This is revealed by a survey carried out by MAAF Prévention, which interviewed young people aged 18 to 24.

Worse, four out of ten young people with a license admit driving after consuming alcohol or drugs.

This can even have consequences for the passenger who does not smoke, this is called the "aquarium" effect.

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One in five say they've let friends smoke in their car

The "aquarium" effect is a kind of passive smoking.

Imagine a car, windows closed, where two out of three passengers smoke joints: the cabin then turns into a smoking room.

Anyone who does not use cannabis inhales the smoke in spite of himself.

According to the MAAF prevention survey, among 18-24 year olds, one in five young people say they have already let friends smoke weed in their car.

The repercussions can be serious, warns Pierre Negre, prevention manager at MAAF.

"It goes very quickly. It's the simple fact of inhaling inside", he assures the microphone of Europe 1.

If accident, no coverage

"If checked, the test will react positively."

You don't have to "necessarily travel thousands of kilometres": "If you have an accident, you will have absolutely no support, since you will not be insured, in view of the law and insurance", he insists.

Cannabis use doubles the risk of having a fatal accident.

According to traffic safety, every year 700 people die in a collision involving a driver who used drugs.

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