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The action or offense of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, typically ones that are illegal.‘police are about to crack down on drug-driving’
- ‘Current research suggests drug-driving may now be a worse problem than drink-driving.’
- ‘The campaign was launched as new statistics showed fatalities caused by drug-driving rose from 18 per cent to 25 per cent in the last three years.’
- ‘At the moment police can pull over motorists on suspicion of drug-driving, but can arrest them only if they fail relatively imprecise physical and mental impairment tests.’
- ‘The launch follows increasing evidence that suggests drug-driving is as prevalent as drink-driving among young motorists.’
- ‘Sgt Chris White from Chelmsford Police said although incidents of drug-driving were rare in the town, it was very dangerous.’
- ‘While the figures for drug-driving are lower than drunk-driving, they show that almost a quarter (22%) of the drug-users surveyed did drive within a few hours of taking drugs.’
- ‘Mr Hughes said: "The true extent of drug-driving remains hidden yet we increasingly know that such behaviour leads to casualties on the roads."’
- ‘While thousands of motorists are prosecuted each year for drink and drug-driving, no test exists to prove a driver is too exhausted or unwell to be on the road.’
- ‘The police have been given powers to compel drivers suspected of "drug-driving" to undertake impairment tests, which include standing on one leg.’
- ‘North Yorkshire Police is also supporting a regional campaign against drug-driving and officers will arrest anyone suspected of being under the influence.’
- ‘Cards will also be handed out to car drivers to inform them where to park and, as a footnote, to give a little health warning about the dangers of drug-driving.’
- ‘He presents an analysis of how public policy in relation to drug-driving might be developed, co-ordinated and implemented.’
- ‘The Government will then decide how to proceed with new laws to curb the growing problem of drug-driving.’
- ‘The government has set targets for substantial road casualty reductions by 2010, and tackling drug-driving will form part of the police action to meet those targets, alongside educating the public and enforcing drug-driving legislation.’
- ‘"But drug-driving is a very dangerous offence," he said.’
- ‘But the RAC Foundation now believes that drug-driving could have become more prevalent than drink-driving.’
- ‘The increasing focus on speed cameras and decline in traffic police means that offences such as drug-driving and careless driving could be going unchecked.’
- ‘Relatives of the victims called for more traffic police on patrol and strong sentences to deter people from drink- and drug-driving.’
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