9 May 2012.
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Caution Urged on Drug Driving Laws
Drug driving is a menace and must be tackled. However, the ABD urges the government not to introduce knee jerk reaction laws which could punish a large number of innocent drivers.
ABD Chairman Brian Gregory comments:
“Like it or not, drug use is widespread amongst the younger population. Unlike alcohol, some drugs show up in 'drugalyser' tests many days after any effect has worn off. Whilst the irresponsible must be punished, safeguards must be put in place to ensure that what could be significant numbers of people who have acted responsibly, by not driving while under the influence of drugs, are not unfairly punished by traffic laws. Any action against such individuals should use legislation on possession or use.”

 
 
NOTES FOR EDITORS
 
1. IAM — One in ten young drivers take the high road
2. ABD — Evidence to the Transport Committee`s Inquiry into Drink & Drug Driving Law
 
 
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