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.