Drug testing of truck drivers needs urgent attention

The Victorian road toll is increasing and drugs are playing a significant part, making random drug testing on our roads a necessary evil.

The Victorian Police Minister, Lisa Neville, has flagged looking at drug testing in trucking companies as an area which needed urgent attention.

In an ABC article she quoted as saying: “[We need to] have a look at the settings in relation to trucks — driving hours, drug testing, but it will lead us down the path more broadly around what we need to do around drug-driving,” Ms Neville said.

“Whether it’s a truck driver, whether it’s a driver in the car, we know that more than half of our deaths on the road at the moment are because of drug-driving and we’re going to have to think as a community [about] doing something differently about this,” Ms Neville said.

See https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-30/victoria-flags-drug-driving-law-review-including-trucking-firms/12203040 for the full article.


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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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