MUARC research shows benefits of roadside drug testing

Cover of Report 355New findings from MUARC show that the expansion in roadside drug testing in Victoria has saved more than 30 lives and almost 80 serious injuries on the state’s roads every year.

The findings were part of a newly published report on the 'Evaluation of the Roadside Drug Testing Expansion and Roadside Alcohol Testing Enforcement Programs in Victoria'.

The report evaluated the road safety impacts of the TAC funded expansion in roadside drug testing in Victoria in 2015. The expansion saw an increase in the number of drug tests from 42,000 in 2015 to 100,000 per year from 2017 onwards.

To view the report, please click here.