Up to one million motorists 'drug drive'

As many as one million motorists have driven while under the influence of drugs, a survey has revealed.

Even more drivers appear to have no objection if a close friend intends to drive while high on illegal substances, according to the poll by road safety charity Brake.

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Drug driving 'is a menace and causes devastation'

Drug driver "is a menace" which "causes absolute devastation" to the families of victims hit by motorists who are behind the wheel while high, the head of a road safety charity said.

Brake deputy chief executive Julie Townsend explained:

Drug-driving is a menace that causes absolute devastation to families and communities, and ends too many lives too soon.

We all need to stand up and fight to end it. Our message to everyone is never to underestimate the effects of illegal drugs on driving.

– Julie Townsend

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