Call to increase Drug Driving laboratory testing

By | 1st July 2021

PACTS (Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety) has called on the UK government to increase the efficiency of laboratory testing with a paper highlighting the number of people killed or seriously injured in collisions where the driver was impaired by drugs. Highlighted points from the report include the following:

  • 12,391 people were convicted of a drug driving offence in 2019. These numbers are rising fast.
  • Nearly half of drug drive offences (44%) are committed by a reoffender
  • 67% of those convicted of drug driving had one or more previous conviction, typically for theft/burglary or drug-related offences.

For a summary of the report or a full download, please click on the link below.

Drug driving: the tip of an iceberg? A report from PACTS | PACTS