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A survey commissioned by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has revealed that 10 per cent of motorists have driven in the 24 hours after taking illegal drugs. According to IAM RoadSmart  Britain is in the midst of a drug-driving epidemic, IAM RoadSmart have revealed that potentially millions of motorists have got behind the wheel after consuming illegal drugs, with the likes of cannabis and cocaine being the most widely used drug-driver substances. What’s shocking is 14 per cent of respondents said that they would be unlikely to stop a friend or family member who was planning on driving after taking illicit drugs. The number of drug-driving incidents has reached record highs in the UK, with the Department for Transport (DfT) reporting that drug-related collisions and casualties have surged by over 260 per cent in the last decade, with 44 per cent of these offences being committed by previous offenders

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