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Tuesday, December 22, 2009


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.


At 22/12/09 9:47 pm, Blogger Propie said...

is there any way of complaining about this????

At 22/12/09 11:20 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on Bomber. I saw the add and was gobsmacked. Totally misleading. They would really prefer if young people didn't know their rights. So they make out they have none to trick them into thinking it.

It's bad enough that they can convict for driving almost a month after taking a soft drug, as if you're still impaired. It's ok to take hard drugs though, they'll be out of your system after a few days. Awesome message that sends.

A lot of police fanboys have been posting lately, no doubt we'll see them in this thread.

At 23/12/09 6:47 am, Blogger Bomber said...

I lodged my complaint with the ASA yesterday and will keep you all up to date on it's progress.

At 23/12/09 8:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you want another interesting one? the police are spreading this rumor that you shouldnt get your photo of your speed camera fine sent to you because if your on your cellphone thell charge you for that as well.

its bullshit people, dont fall for it, its so that you dont ask and they can get away with the dodgy photos and hope you wont ask for a copy.

this was confirmed by a police officer. i mean if they get your plate, dont they ALREADY have to develop the photo!


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