Road Safety charity calls for Drug Driving offence

Brake, the road safety charity, says there were only 1,644 convictions for drug driving in 2008 compared to 71,449 for drink driving

They are calling for two things to happen; the introduction and approval of drug testing kits to Police forces nationwide to allow Police to gather statistical information from the road side in an easy and simple manner for further use in courts, and; a new drug driving offence on the level of drunk driving. It is hoped that a formal government consultation will steer legislation and enforcement.

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