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2013-07-12 14:00

DRUG-DRIVING CLAMPDOWN: The UK hopes to implement proposals to tackle drug-driving. Is SA in-need of similar proposals? Image: YouTube

PAT ALLEN

Wheels24 reported earlier in July 2013 that British roads minister Stephen Hammond had released plans to make it easier to prosecute people who drive under the influence of drugs.

Proposals published in July 2013 list the drugs to be included in the legislation and the limits. The proposals follow a report published in March 2013 by a panel of medical and scientific experts which advised the UK government on drug-driving.

Wheels24 asked readers to send us their thoughts on the new regulations and whether it could be implemented in South Africa.

'STRONGLY SUPPORT IT'

National president of the South African Institute of Driving instructor (SAIDI), PAT ALLEN, shares his views:

We at SAIDI would welcome any moves towards making it easier to prosecute people who drive under the influence of drugs.

Drugs are becoming a major source of dangerous driving in South Africa, devastating families and ruining our young population’s health and future.

We would strongly support this initiative being introduced here, too.

Email us and we'll publish your thoughts on Wheels24.
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