POLICE are launching a campaign after figures showed a high number of people driving under the influence of drugs.
Research shows most young drug-using drivers don't think drug use affects their driving, and that there is a strong belief that they will not be stopped and charged by the police.
The Is Your Head Clear to Drive? clampdown aims to show that driving under the influence of drugs - whether prescribed medication or illegal substances - is just as dangerous as driving when drunk and driving under the influence is against the law.
Launched last week, police are targeting young people going out for the night, and using roadside impairment tests.
Insp Brian Rogers said: 'The message is clear; drugs, alcohol and driving do not mix, and anyone taking this risk faces arrest and substantial penalties including imprisonment.'