Drugs a problem on our roads too


Drug misuse isn’t just a problem in our workforce, if recent figures from NSW are anything to go by.

In a blitz by the NSW Police Force, 50 drives were arrested and taken for further screening in two days of drug testing in the Riverina region. Incredibly, the 50 arrests were the result just over 600 drug tests, a rate of approximately 8%.

Of the 50, 48 tested positive to cannabis or methamphetamines. In one instance, a learner driver and his supervisor both tested positive to drugs.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith, said he was concerned that so many drivers seemed to think they could drive while under the influence of illicit drugs.

By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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