Drug and alcohol testing part of four Ds in NSW

Drug and alcohol testing in NSW

An article earlier this week in The Young Witness carried an important message, with NSW Police urging drivers to drive safely and aim “towards zero” deaths on the roads.

When the article was published, the NSW road toll sat at 105 deaths for 2021 year to date. “That is 105 drivers, passengers, riders and pedestrians that have suddenly died, simply setting off on a journey from point A to point B,” said Goulburn Police Inspector Matt Hinton in the article.

He added that NSW Police have a large well resourced Traffic and Highway Patrol that have a priority of saving lives, with the ultimate goal to have zero deaths.

“The Hume Police District prioritise road safety with every police car being a mobile alcohol and drug testing vehicle and actively target impaired drivers,” Inspector Hinton said in The Young Witness article.

He added that every driver should prioritise what he calls the four Ds – dangerous driving behaviour, distracted by mobile devices, drink and drug impaired driving.


Drug and alcohol testing is one of the tools NSW Police will use as they progress towards zero deaths on the roads. Credit Highway Patrol Images https://www.flickr.com/photos/special-fx/5276548704/

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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