17 May 2018 – Regulating Drug Driving to Protect all Road Users, Madrid
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and Fundación MAPFRE organised a seminar on drug driving on 17 May in Madrid, Spain.
Knowledge of the road safety toll from driving under the influence of psychoactive drugs is growing. In Spain, 12% of drivers have admitted to have driven under the influence of drugs. The prevalence of illicit drugs amongst killed drivers has been estimated at around 8% in some European countries.
New ways of tackling drug driving are being developed and implemented across Europe. New enforcement strategies and improved detection technologies, combined with more effective penalties and rehabilitation courses, are all helping to create a more comprehensive approach.
During the seminar, an overview of the current state of drug driving in Spain and the EU were presented. Experts from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom also shared their experiences with implementing drug driving laws.
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ETSC is grateful to Securetec for the financial support for this event.