Students are warned: new law makes it easier to convict drug drivers

The drug driving law, which was passed on 2 March 2015, could have a serious impact on students. Police can stop drivers and test them through doing a ‘field impaired assessment’ and use a roadside drug kit to screen for cannabis and cocaine.

“Seething Wells is full of either druggies and artists!” said anonymous gossip queen ‘Z’, “We have a lot of weed dealers, like around blocks ‘R’, ‘U’, ‘W’ and one of the dealers got caught by the police and arrested.”

A student survey revealed that up to 50% of Seething Wells residents might have taken drugs on the premises and 42% of students occasionally purchase drugs. Residents admitted to taking MDMA (Ecstasy) and smoking Cannabis.

“I’ve only bought weed, so as far as I know that’s all there is… but I don’t know about the other stuff” said 18-Year-old Film Studies Student Edoardo Cantiello, smiling mischievously, “I used to smoke it just because I like it and for creativity it definitely helps.”

As well as illegal drugs, prescription drugs that have been included in the law are as follows: Amphetamine, Clonazepam, Flunitrazepam, Lorazepam, Methadone, Morphine, Oxazepam and Temazepam. Students should consult their doctors if they are unsure about their medicine.

“I know a few students at Seething Wells who take drugs and drive, I can’t imagine the new law putting them off as they’re already stupid enough to do it in the first place,” said 18-year-old History Student Philippa Donovan.

Written by Tessa Neal

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