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.