New drug testing measures welcomed

Roadside drug testing and alcohol testing in Queensland is providing some alarming results. Credit Highway Patrol Images

A Victorian Parliament Member has welcomed new drug driving measures in a letter to the editor of the Seymour Telegraph.

In the letter, Member for Northern Victoria Tania Maxwell writes that she hopes the news that police will issue on-the-spot fines and immediate driving bans for people caught driving with drugs in their system will help get drug drivers off our roads and hold offenders accountable.

“People who take illicit drugs need to understand that when they get behind the wheel, they put the lives of others at significant risk, and I would hope that an on-the-spot fine and immediate ban from driving will make first-time offenders think twice before driving a vehicle under the influence,” Ms Maxwell wrote.

“I hope that there will be greater scope for increasing the capacity and targets for police to conduct drug testing, which would further assist in the efforts to remove drug drivers from our roads.”

Read the full letter on the Seymour Telegraph website.

IMAGE CREDIT: Highway Patrol Images

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

Leave a comment