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January 6, 2012

Direct Line and Brake want drug driving action

by Richard Kilner

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Direct Line and Brake want drug driving action

Direct Line Car Insurance and road safety charity Brake have called upon the Government to push through measures aimed at tackling drug driving, following a survey which reveals that 11% of young drivers have driven whilst under the influence of drugs during the last year.

In addition, the survey revealed that 3% of young drivers drove whilst under the influence of drugs at least once a month.

The Government is being asked to close a loophole by introducing a new criminal offence of driving whilst under the influence of illegal drugs, and the introduction of roadside drug screening devices.

Director of Motor Underwriting and Pricing for Direct Line Car Insurance Andy Goldby stated that drug driving is as irresponsible as drink driving and called for more action and for loopholes in the law to be closed.

 

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