McArthur: Roads safer under new drug-driving measures

Responding to the announcement today that new measures are to be introduced to tackle drug-drivers, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

“I welcome this step to make drug-driving enforcement more effective. Ensuring there are no loopholes in the legislation will make our roads safer and save lives.

“Just like drinking, taking drugs can weakens drivers’ concentration, reactions and motoring skills. It is important that legislation is crystal clear about what is permitted and the dangers associated with taking illegal drugs.

“The Scottish Government must ensure there is effective joint working to reduce the level of dangerous driving, as well as also help people overcome drug misuse.”

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