DDE+, the drug and alcohol road safety charity, is holding ‘taster’ sessions near Henley-on-Thames in October. The sessions are free and designed for managers to ‘taste’ a little of how they work with managing drugs and alcohol in the workplace and in particular drink and drug driving.
Road safety charity Brake is urging employers with staff who drive for work to take advantage of low-cost events and resources through its Fleet Safety Forum to help stamp out drink driving, as results from the police summer drink drive crack-down were released.
Brake is hosting a seminar looking at how fleets and road safety professionals can tackle drink and drug driving at the Tally Ho conference centre, Birmingham, on Tuesday, September 25, from 11am to 4pm.
It’s difficult to establish exactly how many people climb into their car or van each week and drive with drugs in their system. The problem for the police is it’s difficult to detect and the level of impairment even harder to prove. Yet, estimates suggest one-in-five people killed on our roads may have an impairing drug – legal or illegal – in their system.