How does marijuana impact driving skills?

What parts of the brain and body are impaired by marijuana use? What alternate methods of transportation do drivers have? All these questions and more will be answered in AAA Northeast’s Shifting Gears: The Blunt Truth About Marijuana & Driving E-learning Module.

This interactive module:

  • Provides evidence-based information about the dangers of marijuana-impaired driving.
  • Explains the physical and cognitive processes that are affected by marijuana.
  • Discusses alternate methods of transportation.
  • Demonstrates a driver’s susceptibility to this impairment and potentially severe consequences that can occur related to driving.

This important and timely traffic safety information is applicable to drivers of all ages, and valuable for parents and educators alike.


High school educators seeking distance learning curricula- please feel free to utilize the Shifting Gears e-learning curriculum. 

The resources below include:

  • Link to an interactive e-learning lesson on the risks of marijuana-impaired driving and marijuana’s impact on teen brain development.
  • Student worksheets in fillable PDF format.
  • Teacher guide including health education standards by state.

Please contact us at  if you would like the e-learning module in a specific learning management system format such as Blackboard or Google Classroom.

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