Group of Monaghan film makers launch campaign to stop drug driving

A group of young Monaghan film makers have launched a campaign to stop drug driving.

Flocking Arts Young Filmmakers worked alongside Monaghan County Council’s Road Safety Officer, Youth Officer and the Drug and Alcohol Forum to produce the video.

It features first responders and emergency services, who speak about the impact drugs have on the body when driving.

In his Christmas Road Safety message last month, Sergeant Niall Leech said while drink-driving figures have remained steady in Cavan and Monaghan, local Gardai have seen drug-driving arrests double since 2019.

Sinead McGrath from Monaghan Ambulance Service says when you drug-drive, it’s not just your life you’re putting at risk.