Australia’s second generational approach to roadside drug testing
Keywords: Drug Testing
Submission Date: 2019
Australia’s current model of roadside drug testing, based on principles of deterrence, is internationally recognised as the largest and most intensive drug driving enforcement program in the world. This paper considers the future direction of roadside drug testing in Australia by drawing upon key findings and recommendations from a report released in October 2018 by the National Drug Driving Working Group – “Australia’s second generational approach to roadside drug testing”. The report explores a range of critical issues which impact on Australia’s continued efforts to establish a best practice model for roadside drug testing, including the limitations of current drug testing technology, application and relevance of deterrence theory and testing of medications.