Every year, Police Scotland launch a campaign that is aimed to prevent an increase in the number of drug-drivers around the festive period. The campaign will have a zero-tolerance approach towards the drugs that are most commonly associated with illegal use, which include cannabis, cocaine & heroin. Also, drugs that are associated with medical use will have limits.
Road safety is a massive issue in Scotland. Last year alone there were 147 fatal collisions that amounted to 165 fatalities. Despite more than 140 deaths occurring on Scottish roads last year, Transport Scotland said these latest official statistics confirm that road casualties in Scotland are actually at their lowest levels since records began.
An example of how bad the drug driving problem is within Scotland, is that within the first four weeks of their campaign, Scottish police reported almost 100 people who provided positive tests.
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