What’s needed to improve the drug driving issue in Victoria?
Keywords: Drug Testing, Advocacy, Communication and Media, Drug Driving
Submission Date: 2019
In response to the growing drug driving problem in Victoria and increased government funding to tackle the issue, RACV interviewed experts to investigate the regulatory and non-regulatory management of drug driving in Victoria and identified key areas of improvement. There was strong emphasis for further research to be undertaken to improve the cost-effectiveness and relevance of drug driving laws and roadside drug testing (RDT). Interviewees stressed the power of education and therapeutic approaches that combat drug driving as part of a broader public health issue. Overall, effective implementation of these strategies will involve collaboration between government and non-governmental institutions.