I would like to complain about the current Drug Driving adverts aimed at young people and the attempt to imply that the teenagers in the car were compelled to follow the Police Officer to a station for a blood test when the actual Drug Driving laws stipulate that a roadside subjective impairment test must be first conducted before a blood test or trip to the station is required.
Pretending that this threshold was already passed because in one quick frame the car bumps into a traffic cone before the driver is breathalized is an insult to our collective intelligence.
The base insinuation that the driver is compelled to accompany the Officer minus the actual subjective impairment test breaches the law and the rights of young people.
By pretending the Police don’t even have to undertake their own ridiculously subjective roadside tests before they will take a blood sample or force accompaniment to the local Police station makes the advert very misleading.
This advert attempts to force acquiescence from young people while explaining none of their rights.