Wednesday 10th July 2013
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The government are in the process of generating a new drug driving proposal. Their aim is to bring in even tougher laws for those who are caught driving when on drugs. The latest campaign to crack down drug driving will give police more power to arrest offenders. Experts believe this new law will increase road safety.

Newest drug driving legislations

Currently, police only have the power to prove drivers are on drugs by using co-ordination tests. Once proven guilty the driver could then be arrested. The new legislation means the police will be able to use roadside drug testing machines as way of proving a driver has committed an offense. These machines will also be strategically placed in the police station.

It is hoped that the new legislation will be in effect by the next election. The newest zero drug driving tolerance will be proposed for the highest risk drugs. This will include illegal drugs and legal prescriptions. There are plans to query what is a suitable limit for medicinal lawful drugs. Furthermore, the government will also be taking into account drugs that are illegal but that are used for medicinal purposes. However, it is a sensitive issue tackling legal prescription medications as it is believed that a large majority of people are very sensible.

Drug driving is a nuisance; it makes our roads unsafe. Drivers under the influence of drugs are taking no consideration for civilian welfare. Daily hundreds of civilians are badly injured or are involved in a tragic accident. Illegal drug driving regularly ruins the drivers life and other people's lives unnecessarily.

Highest risk illegal drugs

In no particular order the highest risk drugs that weaken driving responses are as follows:

6-monoacetylmorphine (6-MAM - heroin and diamorphine)
Benzoylecgonine (primary metabolite of cocaine)
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
MDMA (Ecstasy)