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WEEDUI is Real Campaign

Campaign
Ventura County Behavioral Health

DUI = Driving Under the Influence
WEEDUI = Driving Under the Influence of Weed



DID YOU KNOW...

You can be arrested for driving under the influence of...

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana ("WEEDUI")*
  • Prescription medication*
  • Other drugs

or anything that impairs your ability to drive.

*A prescription or recommendation will not prevent a DUI for impaired driving.


WHAT ARE THE COSTS?

First DUI Conviction

  • $2,995 Fines, penalties and court-mandated costs
  • $10,154 Auto insurance rate increase (over 10 yrs.)
  • $2,500 Attorney fees

$15,649 TOTAL FEES

(Automobile Club of Southern California estimate)

PLUS:

  • Criminal record
  • Loss of driver’s license
  • 3+ years in jail possible, if anyone is injured


WEEDUI IS REAL

A "WEEDUI" is an arrest for driving under the influence of marijuana. Perceptions about the safety of marijuana and rules about its use are currently changing around the nation. The California Vehicle Code is clear, that driving under the influence of impairing drugs can lead to a DUI arrest.

What is drug-impaired driving?

The use of any drug can make it unsafe to drive a car. Drugs can impair motor skills, perception, judgment and memory. Even small amounts of some drugs may have an impact on the ability to drive. Impaired driving involves all substances, not just alcohol. After alcohol, marijuana is the most frequently found substance in the blood of impaired drivers, fatally injured drivers and crash victims.Marijuana can cause slower response times and poorer attention and judgement. In combination with alcohol, effects are greater than either by itself.


DRUG-IMPAIRED DRIVING CAMPAIGNS








Billboard Campaign




WEEDUI IS REAL VIDEO


TAGS: Retailers, Youth, Parents, Special Populations, Young Women, Military, College, Legislation, State of California, Holiday DUI Enforcement
> Download Media Release: Crashed Car Trailer Now Sends Drugged Driving Prevention Message, December 31, 2015
> Download Media Release: Celebrate the Coming Year with Friends, Not in a Jail Cell, December 31, 2015
> Download Media Release: County Encourages Safe and Sober Driving over the Holidays, December 23, 2015
> Download Media Release: Okay to Drive? Your Prescription Medication and Driving, December 9, 2015
> Download Media Release: Ventura County Ramps up against Drug-impaired Driving, October 5, 2015
> Download Media Release: Calling Ventura County to Action, September 28, 2015
> Download Media Release: WEEDUI Drugged Driving Summit, September 14, 2015
> Download Media Release: WEEDUI, Marijuana and Driving Under the Influence, April 21, 2015
> Download Drug Impaired Driving: A Guide for What States Can Do, GHSA
> Plan ahead. Don't get a WEEDUI.
> DUI Checkpoint Brochure
> E-Newsletter November 2015
> Drugged-driving prevention spotlights prescription pills, pot, December 30, 2015, Ventura County Star
> WEEDUI Ventura County Drugged Driving Summit
> County behavioral health launches campaign aimed at reducing drugged driving arrests, April 21, 2015, Ventura County Star
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