The Government heading for a crackdown on drug-driving

By August 24, 2016 Recent News

NZ Herald 24 August 2016
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The Government looks set to introduce a new testing regime to catch drug-impaired drivers and prevent more carnage on our roads.

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss will take to the Cabinet within months the findings of an extensive Ministry of Transport review that includes roadside saliva testing for drug impairment.

He told the Herald a key aim of the road-safety action plan was to cut crashes caused by impaired drivers.

“The Government has already introduced a number of measures targeting drink-driving but we needed more research to understand how drug-driving enforcement could be carried out most effectively.”

New Zealand has one of the world’s highest rates of cannabis use. Two-thirds of cannabis users admit to driving under the influence, says the Transport Agency.