2022 DRUG IMPAIRED DRIVING CAMPAIGN
The Ralston Police Department will take part in the Drug Impaired Driving campaign from April 18-24, 2022, to remind drivers about the dangers and consequences of driving while under the influence of drugs. NHTSA and the NDOT Highway Safety Office is teaming with law enforcement to remind drivers to drive sober or get pulled over.
According to NHTSA, between 2009 and 2018, of those drivers killed in crashes and tested for marijuana, the presence of marijuana had nearly doubled. In 2018, 46% of drivers who were killed in crashes and were tested for drugs, tested positive. This is why it’s so important to spread this lifesaving message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. It doesn’t matter what term is used: If a person is feeling a little high, buzzed, stoned, or wasted, he or she should not get behind the wheel. Think driving while high isn’t dangerous? It has been proven that THC can slow reaction times, impair cognitive performance, and make it more difficult for drivers to keep a steady position in their lane.
The Ralston Police Department is proud to team up the NHTSA, NDOT Highway Safety Office, and other law enforcement agencies to crack down on drug impaired driving and make our streets safer for everyone.