Drug Driving

Promoting best practice in preventing drug driving

Knowledge of the road safety toll from driving under the influence of psychoactive drugs is growing. On average in the EU, 11% 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.

The objective of the drug driving project is to raise awareness amongst policy makers, the private sector and key opinion leaders of the need to prevent drug driving in Europe.

The project is based around a series of national events in key countries, and brings together senior policymakers, ETSC partners, relevant business people, safety groups, police and the press.


The project receives funding from Securetec.



Preventing Drug Driving in Europe

Driving under the influence of psychoactive drugs leads to deaths and serious injuries on Europe’s roads. Both illicit and...


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

10 Mai 2019, Réglementer la conduite sous emprise de stupéfiants pour la protection de tous les usagers de la route, Paris

10 Mai 2019, 09:00-13:30 Auditorium – Fédération Française de l’Assurance 26 Boulevard Haussmann 75009, Paris L’association Prévention Routière (aPR)...

15 November 2018, 09:00-13:30 Radisson Blu Sobieski Warsaw Plac Zawiszy 1, 02-025 Warsaw, Poland The European Transport Safety Council...

17 May 2018 – Regulating Drug Driving to Protect all Road Users, Madrid

17 May 2018, 09:30 – 14:00 Fundación MAPFRE Paseo de Recoletos 23, 28004 Madrid, Spain The European Transport Safety...

17 November 2017 – Regulating Drug Driving to Protect all Road Users, Vienna

17 November 2017, 09:00-13:00 Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) Radetzkystraße 2, 1030 Vienna, Austria The European...

8 March 2017 – Preventing Drug Driving in Europe, European Parliament, Brussels

Lunch debate, Members’ Salon, European Parliament, 8 March 2017, 12:30 – 14:00 This event was kindly hosted by Dieter-Lebrecht...

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