Approximately 100,000 drivers in Victoria are going to be tested for methamphetamine use every year as part of the government’s crackdown on drivers who drive while impaired by the drug popularly known as “Ice”.
That figure is more than double the usual number of drivers being tested for ice every year, which underscores the government’s resolve to reduce the dangers posed by drivers impaired by ice and other illegal drugs. Over the next 12 months, the Transport Accident Commission will finance the campaign to the tune of $4.5 million. This amount will be used to equip mobile highway patrols with drug testing kits that will allow them to screen more drivers for drug use.
The crackdown is a direct result of reports and surveys that reveal the extent of the ice epidemic in Victoria.
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