Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Thursday, October 06, 2005

One in 50 Victorians drugged drivers

One in 50 Victorians drugged drivers

One in 50 Victorian drivers tested positive for drug use, according to police, five times the rate of motorists found to be driving drunk.

Victoria Police announced that 10,546 drivers had been tested for drug use since new roadside testing was rolled out in December last year.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Noel Ashby said 213 drivers had revealed signs of recent methamphetamine or cannabis use, and the high rate of drugged-driving rate was a concern.

The rate of motorists caught out by breath tests for alcohol is one in every 250 drivers in Victoria.

"Not only is using illicit drugs illegal, but those who use drugs and then get behind the wheel are a real danger on the roads," Mr Ashby said.

[and the proof is... given prevelence figures for cannabis, these figures are surprisingly low! /Blair)

"Police are out there and will be doing what they can to get drug-affected drivers off the road and increase safety."
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