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.
The Christmas and New Year drink- and drug-driving campaign caught more people who got behind the wheel after taking drugs in England or Wales than ever before.
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Road safety charity Brake is urging employers to tackle drink and drug driving among at-work drivers.
Employers are being urged to take road risk management seriously after one in five drivers admitted to using a hand-held mobile phone while driving.
Drivers are not prepared for a raft of changes to driving law in the UK being introduced this year, according to the IAM.
Delegates heard about the latest legislation and impact of drink and drug driving at a session by safety and medical technology provider Dräger.
Road safety charity Brake is backing the National Police Chiefs Council summer drink and drug driving campaign, urging drivers to enjoy themselves responsibly.
DriverConnex has launched an app to help businesses and their drivers to comply with the new drug-driving law, which came into force in March.
Medical solutions provider Dräger is calling on employers to ensure drug and alcohol policies are robust as the new drug driving laws begin to be enforced.
More than half of drivers are still confused about the new drug-driving law, a report has found.
The vast majority (95%) of drivers are unaware that some prescription drugs fall under the scope of the new drug-driving regulations which came into force on March 2, according to a recent survey.
Chevin offers help to fleets on how to use its software to implement drug-driving policies
Dräger has added to its portfolio of Home Office approved kit, after its drug detection equipment was given the green light for roadside drug testing.
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