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What is the Commissioner doing to address drug driving?

The Commissioner is very conscious of the risks that come with driving whilst under the influence of drugs and is committed to increasing drug testing on arrest.   

The Commissioner will hold the Chief Constable to account for ensuring that officers effectively carry out drug testing on arrest to keep them and other road users safe and to allow early identification of those who require support with their substance misuse issues and enable them to receive a holistic criminal justice response. 

In addition, the Commissioner is continuing to invest in road policing capabilities and is working with partners through Vision Zero South West road safety partnership to make roads safer for users and eradicate deaths on our roads. The partnership seeks to tackle drug-driving by increasing public awareness of the risks and consequences associated with driving whilst under the influence of drugs. (Please see our FAQs on road safety for further details).