More drug tests, more places, more often
Drug driving is a serious road safety issue. Of the 166 drivers and motorcyclists who died in 2017, 27 had a prescribed illicit drug in their system, and 8 had a combination of illicit drugs and alcohol. One in four Victorians who use drugs admit to driving under the influence of recreational drugs.
The number of drug tests conducted by Victoria Police has increased from 40,000 tests in 2014 to 100,000 tests in 2017. Tests are not only conducted via booze/ drug buses but from marked and unmarked patrol cars, police motorcycles and mobile intercepts.