Government to target drug-taking road users

Alarming statistics show how young road users think it's OK to ride/drive after taking drugs

Posted: 22 April 2008
by Visordown News

Visordown Motorcycle News
"Right, where's the keys to my ZX-10"

ROAD USERS who take drugs and then drive or ride will be targeted in a new £2million advertising campaign from the Government.

New figures have caused alarm after it was revealed that young people think it is OK to get behind the wheel after taking drugs - but said that they would never drink and drive.

The Department of Transport £2million TV, press and internet ad campaign will warn motorists that: "drugs make you do stupid things". Roads safety minister Jim Fitzpatrick said: "Driving after taking drugs is just as dangerous as driving after drinking."

Heather Wood, from University College London, said a poll of 100 16-year-olds found many thought it "safe" to ride a motorbike after taking drugs. Morons.


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Duh, I regularly shoot up crack, do 5 lines of coke, smoke a spliff and top it all off with 5 exticy tablets before going on a ride out!  All us kids are doing it!       


Posted: 22/04/2008 at 10:38


K_D

Where the feck do you get the money for all  that?

(for the petrol for the ride out,the rest of that shit is comparitively cheap)


Posted: 22/04/2008 at 10:42

" The Department of Transport £2million TV, press and internet ad campaign will warn motorists that: "drugs make you do stupid things".

I could have told them that for a mere £1million (but they didn't ask me) !


Posted: 22/04/2008 at 10:51

I remember the days of driving stoned, or necking an E or a  trip and hoping that I got to the party before I came up on it, maybe snorting a line of whizz before going out for a drive to get an extra rush....

Now I'm older and with the benefit of hindsight I realise just how lucky I was not to have killed myself or others by behaving so irresponsibly.  Many people say that driving stoned makes them a better driver because you go slower.  I don't think that's true.  A paranoid, hazy driver is not someone that I'd trust my life to.

I am all for advertising campaigns but what is needed is more coppers in cars on the roads to ensure that driving standards are maintained.  Let people enjoy a spliff at their leisure but don't drive stoned, and if you are caught, let the punishment be similar to drink driving.


Posted: 22/04/2008 at 13:26

Strumpet wrote (see)

I remember the days of driving stoned, or necking an E or a  trip and hoping that I got to the party before I came up on it, maybe snorting a line of whizz before going out for a drive to get an extra rush....

Now I'm older and with the benefit of hindsight I realise just how lucky I was not to have killed myself or others by behaving so irresponsibly.  Many people say that driving stoned makes them a better driver because you go slower.  I don't think that's true.  A paranoid, hazy driver is not someone that I'd trust my life to.

I am all for advertising campaigns but what is needed is more coppers in cars on the roads to ensure that driving standards are maintained.  Let people enjoy a spliff at their leisure but don't drive stoned, and if you are caught, let the punishment be similar to drink driving.


Your a braver man than me,snorting wiz yuk.Glass of water and mix it in or wrap it in a skin and swallow was my preffered method.

Posted: 22/04/2008 at 13:31

Dunno about braver.  Dafter more like.  That horroble snot going down the back of your throat - ugh.  Still, been there done that, moved on....

Posted: 22/04/2008 at 13:33

Strumpet wrote (see)
Dunno about braver.  Dafter more like.  That horroble snot going down the back of your throat - ugh.  Still, been there done that, moved on....

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyak

Posted: 22/04/2008 at 13:38

Snorting's more fun than swallowing it.  After all, it is poor man's coke.

Doing two inherently dangerous things at the same time is always a good idea, especially when your mental capacities are dulled.


Posted: 22/04/2008 at 13:42

muthaf9cka wrote (see)

Snorting's more fun than swallowing it.  After all, it is poor man's coke.

Doing two inherently dangerous things at the same time is always a good idea, especially when your mental capacities are dulled.


Sorry mate can't see any fun in snorting that shit!

Posted: 22/04/2008 at 13:45

I took a Junior Aspirin once.

Of course, I reported mysef to the poice immediately...


Posted: 22/04/2008 at 14:19

Bunch of pussies. Try Calpol and then come and talk to me

Posted: 22/04/2008 at 14:52

Calpol 6 plus is the way to go now days

Posted: 22/04/2008 at 14:54

Don't mess with those placebo's though.. Those things will f*&% you up

Posted: 22/04/2008 at 15:00

Big Nige wrote (see)

I took a Junior Aspirin once.

Of course, I reported mysef to the poice immediately...


To be honest I find that highly unlikely ..I have met loads of druggies bombed out of their heads on aspirin or paracetamol, and none of them would have been in a fit state to call the police.. you hardcore users sicken me with your self pitying justification..


Posted: 22/04/2008 at 15:15

It's a fair cop but society is to blame


Posted: 22/04/2008 at 15:28

Yes, well we shall be charging them too

Posted: 22/04/2008 at 15:40


K_D

knew a guy who got his high from aspro-codine

like co codamol but with asprin

he figured out a way to separate the codine and asprin.....and just took the codine

he is probrably dead now.......


Posted: 22/04/2008 at 15:41

K_D wrote (see)

knew a guy who got his high from aspro-codine

like co codamol but with asprin

he figured out a way to separate the codine and asprin.....and just took the codine

he is probrably dead now.......

At least his headache would've gone though


Posted: 22/04/2008 at 16:40

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