Office of National Drug Control Policy

  • Published: USA Government – The White House (2013)
  • Authors: USA Government
  • Date Added: 22 Dec 2013
  • Last Update: 22 Dec 2013
  • Format: html

Objectives

Highlight the growing problem of drugged driving.

Methodology

  • Provides an overview of the National Drug Control Strategy.

  • Provides information on recent surveys to show the issue of drug driving in the USA.

  • Provides information on what people can do to encourage safe driving (activity guide, partner programs, and resources).

Key Findings

  • The National Drug Control Strategy has a goal of reducing drug driving in the USA by 10% by 2015. The Strategy calls for:

- States to adopt a Per Se drug impairment law.

- Collection of further data on drug driving.

- Enhancing prevention of drug driving by educating communities and professionals.

- Provision of increased training to law enforcement on identifying drug drivers.

- Development of standard screening methodologies for drug-testing laboratories to detect the presence of drugs.

  • Provides information on a number of recent surveys showing the prevalence of drug driving in the USA (e.g. 2007, one in eight weekends, night time drivers tested positive for illicit drugs).

Keywords

Drug, Policy, USA

Comments

Overview of policy and prevalence of drug driving in the USA.

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