Thursday, July 15, 2010

Review flags up drug-driving problems

A review of Britain's drink and drug driving laws has concluded that the official figures hugely underestimate the scale of the problem. The official figures recorded 56 fatal accidents and 207 serious injuries due to 'drug-driving' but a survey of 1,184 road-accident victims between 1996 and 2000 found that 18% of them had illegal drugs in their system - six times the official figure. The three most common substances were cannabis, cocaine and benzodiazepines. The report calls for a zero-tolerance approach to drug-driving and you can download a copy by clicking on the link in the title of this post.

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