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Seven-fold rise in drug-driving poses increased threat to firms

16 September 2017

Story from Fleet News.

According to a new report from the Department for Transport (DfT) some 1,442 motorists were convicted for offences including being in charge of, attempting to drive, or causing death after exceeding the legal drug limit.   

Convictions for drug-driving have risen from four drivers a day in 2015 when new legislation and roadside tests were introduced to 27 a day last year.

In its evaluation of the new legislation, the DfT report shows that of the drivers who underwent a preliminary drug screening, approximately 94% were male and 64% were aged between 16 and 29 years.

As reported by Fleet World Suzannah Robin, a drug and alcohol safety expert at AlcoDigital, believes drug-driving poses a real threat to fleets.

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