22 October 2019 – Regulating Drug Driving to Protect All Road Users, London

Regulating drug driving to protect all road users 
Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London
Tuesday 22 October 9:30 – 13:00

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) held a seminar on drug driving on 22 October in London.

Knowledge of the road safety toll from driving under the influence of psychoactive drugs is growing. In the UK, 13% 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 the UK and the EU was presented. Experts from the Netherlands and France shared their experiences with implementing drug driving laws.

The agenda of the event can be found here

Presentations

1. Antonio Avenoso – Drug Driving in Europe

2. Charles Mercier Guyon – The Drug Driving situation in France

3. Carolien Boone – The Drug Driving situation in the Netherlands

4. Verena Zimmermann – Trends in the field of drug testing

5. David Davies – The road safety situation in the UK

6. David Snelling – Implementing Drug Driving Legislation in the UK

 

ETSC is grateful to Securetec for the financial support for this event.

 

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