The Adventures of Nibbles - The Campaign

The Adventures of Nibbles - The Campaign

When cannabis users were asked what are some of the things you would typically avoid doing stoned, the answers were fairly predictable. Most found the idea of speaking publically a worry, some said they wouldn't want to spend time hanging out with their parents or even cooking elaborate meals, and the thought of going for a job interview stoned definitely wasn't high on their list of things to do. So the question is, if you wouldn't do these things stoned, why would you get into your car and drive?

Operating a car or motorbike requires skill and concentration and while some users suggest that driving under the influence of marijuana makes them more cautious drivers, it certainly doesn’t make for a safer driver given the well documented effects of marijuana.

The Nibbles campaign challenges cannabis users to think rationally about their actions. If you don’t feel mentally capable of talking to your parents, making a speech or attending a job interview, is operating a piece of heavy machinery a wise choice given you are risking your life and the lives of others?

As most marijuana users will attest, there are some things you shouldn’t do stoned. Make driving one of them.

Why can't I drive stoned?

There’s a false belief among dope smokers that being stoned makes you a more cautious driver. The truth is, being stoned diminishes the basic mental skills you need to be a safe road user with effects of cannibas including:

  • Distorted senses, (vision, sound and other sensations)
  • Loss of concentration
  • Anxiety, panic, paranoia.
  • Reduction in coordination
  • Increased heart rate.

So do everyone a favour and find a safer mode of transport after knocking back a few cones.  

 

The Cost of Driving Stoned

When you choose to drive stoned, you’re not just risking injury to yourself and others, you’re risking a big hit to the hip pocket.

1st offence
$515 expiation fee + $60; and 4 demerit points OR Court penalty – a fine of not less than $900 and not more than $1300; and 4 demerit points

2nd offence
Court penalty – a fine of not less than $1100 and not more than $1600; and
4 demerit points; and Licence disqualification – not less than six months

3rd offence
Court penalty – a fine of not less than $1,500 and not more than $2,200; and
4 demerit points; and Licence disqualification – not less than 12 months

Subsequent offences
Court penalty – a fine of not less than $1,500 and not more than $2,200; and
4 demerit points; and Licence disqualification – not less than 2 years

Nibbles Pulls a Mainy

Nibbles Pulls a Mainy

The beginner’s guide to drug driving tests. (100% worse when you're stoned).

So you’ve been pulled over and you’re about to be drug tested. Here’s what you do…

  •  Stay in your vehicle.
  • Take the testing device.
  • Wipe the device on your tongue.
  • Wait 5 long minutes for result.

 

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