The last few years have seen an undeniable normalization of marijuana for both medical and recreation enjoyment. In some states, this normalization has coincided with legalization, and its advocates would have you believe that there have been no downsides. Research reveals, however, that there is a direct correlation between fatal car accidents and marijuana use after legalization. There are a few things you should know when it comes to the dangers of driving while high. Myths enable impaired driving Devoted marijuana advocates may claim that the substance grants them concentration that improves their driving skills. This is an often cited myth, in fact, that serves to enable driving while under the influence. In reality, marijuana contains THC, which can alter your perception and ultimately impair your driving abilities. It is important not to fall prey to falsehoods like this when it comes to driving safely.