More drug tests, more places, more often
Drug driving is a serious road safety issue. Drivers and riders with stimulants and/or THC in their system made up 13.5% and 14.7% of road deaths respectively in 2017. One in four Victorians who use drugs admit to driving under the influence of recreational drugs.
Victoria Police are conducting more drug tests than ever before. The number of tests will increase from 40,000 tests in 2014 to 150,000 tests from 2019.
Tests are not only conducted via booze/ drug buses but from marked and unmarked patrol cars, police motorcycles and mobile intercepts.