Drug and alcohol testing in Queensland no joke

Expect more drug testing to be carried out on Queensland roads, with the announcement of a new strategy to combat methamphetamines.

Ever wondered what it’s like to drive while under the influence of drugs or over 0.05?

Queensland Police recently set-up a fun and interesting way to see the impact of drugs and alcohol on driving, using V8 Supercars Champion Russell Ingall and a couple of unsuspecting people. It was all caught on video and is well worth a look. We’ve included the video on this page, thanks to Queensland Police.

According to Queensland Police, in 2019, more than 93 lives were lost, and 1,264 people were seriously injured in crashes involving drink or drug driving – that’s more than 40 per cent of total lives lost on the roads.

The casualty crash risk doubles when driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) just in excess of 0.05 and the risk of involvement in a fatal crash increases even more sharply.

This is why drug testing and alcohol testing in Queensland remains an important tactic to reduce the road toll.

See more details on the Queensland Police website.

IMAGE CAPTION: Credit Highway Patrol Images https://bit.ly/30IoFz8

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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