Fleets urged to put adequate policies in place as police report dramatic increase in offenders
By Paul Loughlin motoring law solicitor at Stephensons
The Alandale Group has selected the Intelligent Fingerprinting drug test to help enforce its drug usage policy.
One in 10 employees, who drive as part of their job, regularly get behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs, new research suggests.
Driving under the influence costs lives. Andrew Don looks at the law and the policies fleet operators should implement
More than one in 10 workers across the UK have suspected a colleague of taking illegal drugs, rising to 24% in London, research by Intelligent Fingerprinting has found.
In a wide ranging debate, fleet decision-maker revealed the challenges they faced in ensuring safe use of mobile phones, combatting drug driving and key elements of a grey fleet policy.
Gwent in Wales has been named the drug-drive capital of the UK, after police recorded 361 arrests for the crime over 12 months.
Provisional figures for 2016 show that between 200 and 280 people were killed in accidents where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit.
Officers stopped almost 100,000 vehicles during its Christmas drink and drug-driving crackdown, with a 3.9% year-on-year increase in arrests, reports the NPCC.
People updating social media or sending text messages while driving, drink or drug driving and mobile phone pose biggest road safety threat, survey suggests.
Research suggests health and safety practices may need to be revisited.
Better technology means courts are punishing drug drive offenders in record numbers.
Drug-driving limits and roadside testing will be introduced in Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson has announced.
Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on the Scottish government to introduce a zero-tolerance policy for drug driving on the nation’s roads.
Driver education is key if fleets are to remove the risk of employees being over the drink-drive limit the morning after the night before.
The Department for Transport is trialing the addition of drug driving education to the existing rehabilitation courses for people convicted of driving while over the alcohol limit.
Police forces are cracking down on drug-driving with a significant increase in convictions since roadside drug screening devices were deployed a year ago.
One in 14 (7%) admit to driving at least once a month after taking drugs, according to a survey by Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line.
Arrests for drug driving have soared - up by 800% in some forces - a year after the Government introduction of new laws.
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