A new road safety campaign targeting drug driving commenced on Sunday, 5 January 2020. Named ‘long after the high is gone,’ it is aimed at the 24 per cent of road fatalities that involve drugs.
The campaign features two television commercials which highlight the fact that drugs remain in your system well after being consumed and will continue to impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle.
In the commercials, two separate men, one with methamphetamine in their system and the other with cannabis, decide to get behind the wheel before being pulled over by SAPOL.
Officers, who are depicted by real SAPOL staff, catch them drug driving, proving that you can still get caught long after the high is gone.
The message for the public is simple – take driving on our roads seriously, because we will not tolerate bad behaviour.
The commercials will appear on TV, radio and billboards throughout the state starting from Sunday, 5 January 2020.
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