Wbool fourth highest detection
Regional Victoria is becoming a drug driving hotspot new data shows, with Warrnambool recording the fourth highest detection rate in Victoria during 2018 and two thirds of the state’s drug driving hotspots located outside the city.
Shadow Minister for Rural Roads Roma Britnell said it was deeply concerning that people are continuing to take risks associated with drug driving with more than 4600 drug drivers were detected statewide last year.
“There are now more drivers dying on our roads with drugs in their system than there are drivers dying with alcohol in their system,” Ms Britnell said.
“Drug drivers pose an enormous danger to themselves and to every other road user, but drug testing is inadequate and penalties are significantly less than for drink driving,” Ms Britnell said.
“Data reveals 64 people were caught drug driving in the Warrnambool area as Daniel Andrews is ripping $2.9 billion from the Transport Accident Commission and has cut roadside tests by 400,000 across the state.