Road safety

Cover of Drugs and Driving in Australia
Drugs and Driving in Australia
  • Publication no: AP-R172-00
  • ISBN: 0 85588 558 0
  • Published: 1 January 2000
The effects of alcohol on drivers in reducing abilities and increasing the risk of being involved in road crashes is well known. In principle, any substance affecting the central nervous system can affect the abilities required to safely control a motor vehicle. Taking account of work already undertaken by the Commonwealth, States and Territories, the Australian Transport Council of Ministers at its December 1998 meeting requested that Austroads undertake further research into the links between drugs (other than alcohol) and both crash risk and driver performance skills. Drugs and Driving in Australia summarises recent and current research evidence relating to the crash risks and impairment of driver performance skills caused by drugs other than alcohol.
  • AP-R172/00 DRUGS AND DRIVING IN AUSTRALIA
  • FOREWORD
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • RECOMMENDATIONS
  • CONTENTS
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. DRUGS OF CONCERN
  • 3. THE IMPACT OF DRUG DRIVING ON ROAD SAFETY
  • 4. EXISTING LEGISLATIVE MEASURES DEALING WITH DRUG DRIVING
  • 5. ENFORCEMENT COUNTERMEASURES
  • 6. OTHER COUNTERMEASURES TO DRUG-RELATED DRIVING IMPAIRMENT
  • 7. RESEARCH
  • 8. NATIONAL HARMONISATION OF PROCEDURES AND STRATEGIES
  • 9. RECOMMENDATIONS
  • APPENDIX A - SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS ON JURISDICTIONS
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY