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Driver Drug Testing in South Australia

Police Enforcement Programs

2008

Resear ch shows that consumption of certain illegal drugs can negativel y impact upon the driving task in a similar manner to alcohol impairment. There is significant evidence that many drivers killed or injured on our roads have drugs other than alcohol in their bodies at the time of the crash. South Australian statistics show that in 2005, 23% of driver and rider fatalities tested positive for Cannabis, meth ylamphetamine or a combination of these drugs.