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Today, 1st August 2023 marks the start of National Road Victim Month. Unfortunately, statistics in recent years seem to show drug driving offences to be increasing in prevalence, suggesting we have a long way to go to prevent fatal and serious incidents from reoccurring.
Following Operation Limit, a nationwide crackdown on drink and drug driving which saw all 43 UK police forces increase efforts to catch drink and drug drivers from November to January, NPCC has published a report which states that ‘drug driving is now more prevalent than drink driving’.
Whilst this updated regulation only directly applies to the Rail Industry, it can be argued that every PSV, HGV, coach, van, plant, machinery and company car driver, are ‘safety critical’ and therefore, organisations should look to implement a similar standard as a minimum.
It’s that time of year again – The Office Christmas Party. Unfortunately, intoxication at the office Christmas Party has become so normalised it is now a stereotype.
D.tec International welcomes call for evidence – ‘Protecting the public from repeat drug-driving offenders’ but suggests that it will only address a small proportion of the problem.
It took several decades for society to accept that drink driving is a significant problem and, even today, this careless and selfish act continues to kill or seriously injure innocent victims. Now, there is a new rapidly growing problem on our roads – drug driving.
As an employer you are liable for the protection of your employees at work but by ensuring their safety it also keeps you as managers safe from prosecution and preserves the reputation of your company.
This month every police officer in England and Wales will be focussed on making the roads safer, as the Department for Transport launches it’s THINK Drug Driving Campaign. Our products and training will allow you to Educate your staff, detect and deter any employees that may have an issue with drugs, and show that you are committed to ensuring that your company, employees and members of the public are as safe as possible.