Drug driving key issue for Spanish police

LAST UPDATED: 20 Dec, 2013 @ 13:52
Drug driving key issue for Spanish police

SPANISH police are focusing on drug drivers this Christmas, following an alarming increase in the number of people driving under the influence.

Police helicopters have filmed a number of people taking drugs behind the wheel and in just one week, nearly 2,500 motorists were fined.

Whether under the influence of cocaine, heroin, or cannabis, drivers are risking their own lives and those of others.

Some 500 deaths each year in Spain are said to be due to drug driving.

The hope is that the party season crackdown will raise awareness and reduce accidents.


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  1. It would be interesting to know if prescription drugs are tested for. Some of the codeine-based pain-killers can be quite soporific. Not to mention addictive. Then, there are the oceans of tranquillisers, “mothers little helpers”.etc.
    Roll on the day we have driver-less cars. We aren’t to be trusted. It’s a shame though, that “recreational drugs” are highlighted here. As if that were the only problem.