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Festive campaign tackles drug impairment

Police campaign during Christmas and New Year shows mixed results for tackling drink driving and drug impairment, according to newly released statistics. The drink and drug drive campaign over Christmas and New Year caught more people who got behind the …

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Drug driving arrests in UK reach 400 per month

Information supplied to the IAM shows the number of people arrested for drug driving in the UK since the introduction of new legislation in March. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed for the first time the true scale …

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Survey reveals extent of driving on illegal drugs in the UK

UK drug driving survey shows up to 3% of drivers have been impaired by illegal drugs during the last year with Brake urging people to speak out against this activity. Road safety charity, Brake, has published its findings from a …

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Fit to Drive conference addresses driver impairment

Conference aims to address risky driver behaviour through impairment resulting from fatigue, alcohol, drugs or poor eyesight. UK road safety charity Brake has organised a conference to take place during September at which delegates will have the opportunity to tackle …

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Risk of prescription drugs on driving ability highlighted in report

Medical studies conclude that long term use of prescribed psychotropic medication is linked to higher probability of being involved in road traffic accidents. The research was undertaken earlier this year by scientists in Taiwan and published in September in the …

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More driver drug testing facilities for US haulage firms

Corra Group is expanding its presence into more rural areas of the USA to provide drug testing services for haulage company drivers. In order for haulage companies in America to meet the Department of Transportation (DoT) compliance standards, drivers need …

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Russia’s Government Considers Compulsory Drug Testing For New Drivers

A raft of proposals have been received by the Russian Government regarding drug testing for new drivers and drivers of commercial and passenger vehicles. The proposals were made by the head of the “Security and Anti-Corruption” committee in the state …

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Fleet Operators Urged To Undertake Drink And Drug Testing For Drivers

Over half of Britain’s fleet operators don’t test drivers for alcohol or drugs despite continued levels of drink driving on UK roads. The UK road safety charity Brake and its Fleet Safety Forum are highlighting the continued danger of drink …

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UK Traffic Police Release Drink Driving Enforcement Campaign Results

More to be done to prevent drink driving in the UK after small reduction registered during summer enforcement campaign. Traffic police in the UK performed 83,224 UK drivers breath tested in the UK during the summer enforcement campaign which took …

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Drug Driving Campaign MP Recognized By Road Safety Charity

The Member of Parliament for Croydon has been recognized by Brake for his work in campaigning for new UK legislation on driving under the influence of illegal drugs. Brake’s Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month award has been given to …

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