Dependence Producing Drugs and the Traffic Safety
The risk of a driver under the influence of alcohol being caught by the police is generally considered to be very small. It might happen through a report to the police from some persons seeing him drinking, a police raid or a minor road accident where the smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath betrays his condition or the driver attracts the attention of a police patrol by driving in a way that makes the police suspicious. Instances of drug misuse are generally detected in this way. It means, in effect, that a drug taker is unlikely to be caught unless he is so heavily under the influence that he cannot drive properly or that he shows obvious signs of intoxication when stopped in a police spot-check.
KeywordsDrug Dependence Road Safety Traffic Safety Driving Licence Police Patrol
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