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Make drug driving programs global - Candor Trust

Created on 24 Mar 2010 by Drug driver survivor .
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About this group

This group is to inform of the benefits to road safety and of the aid to dropping drink drive trauma (oft precipitated by cannabis) of random driver drug test laws. Austroads and other authorities have determined the drugs of epidemiological concern are; cannabis, opioids, benzodiazepines, strong amphetamines. Drug misuse accounts for approx. 20% of tolls Down Under. Drug driving is the new frontier where huge life savings can be made - if only smart measures are adopted.

Cannabis is often used as a sleep aid - it is lethal on road, despite that several rabid cannabis law reformers have gained PhDs and misused their science to trot our misleading studies - suggesting driving safety. This has muddied the waters, & created dangerous safety myths. The reality is that cannabis drivers (who will preach moral superiority over drunks) kill children all the time.

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7/10 erratic Irish-drivers drugged

Published: 25 Mar 2010

EU law must target drivers on drugs

Published Date: 24 March 2010 EUROPEAN research due to be released later this year could lead to the introduction of tough new measures governing the use of drugs by motorists. A joint four-year study involving 20 EU countries into the effects of psychoactive drugs on road safety will aim to create a basis for harmonised Europe-wide regulations.

Jim Higgins MEP, a member of the EU's Transport Committee, said the recommendations of the DRUID project (Driving under the Influence of Drugs, Alcohol and Medicines) should be implemented swiftly once as they are published. Speaking in Strasbourg this week, Mr Higgins said the lack of technology for drug-testing is a big problem for Gardaí.

"Seven out of ten erratic motorists tested by gardaí have been under the influence of cannabis or prescription drugs, but they have to be tested by a GP, which is simply not practical. We need to the apply the same technology that we use to measure precise levels of blood alcohol," he said.

Mr Higgins vowed to press the issue with the new EU Transport Commissioner, Siim Kallas

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