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When will the Government take action to stop the drug-driving crisis? Collisions and casualties have gone up by over 260 per cent over the last ten years, and convictions are increasing every year, reaching nearly 28,000 in 2021. The impact is devastating, far-reaching, and only getting worse. According to IAM RoadSmart these sobering statistics clearly require action.

  • 1-in-10 motorists have driven, or been a passenger in a vehicle where the driver has been under the influence of illegal drugs
  • 14 per cent of people would not stop a family member or friend who was planning to drive while under the influence of drugs
  • 6 per cent of people would be comfortable with driving while under the influence of drugs
  • 1-in-3 motorists do not know maximum dosages of prescription medication before it will impact their ability to drive
  • 1-in-5 rarely, or never, check whether prescription medication will impact their ability to drive
  • 1-in-4 drivers are unlikely to avoid driving after taking OTC medications that warn against using heavy machinery, like antihistamines or cold and flu remedies

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