An update on drug-driving behaviours and attitudes towards drug driving in Australian consumers of ecstasy and related drugs: 2007-2013.

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Author: Paul Dietze, Danielle Horyniak and Arthur Troung

Resource Type: Drug Trends Bulletins

Key findings

  • The prevalence of reports of driving after consuming illicit drugs among regular ecstasy users declined between 2007 and 2008, but remained relatively stable thereafter.
  • REU’s experience of roadside drug testing increased over time between 2007 and 2013.
  • There was little variation evident between Victoria and the remainder of the country in terms of reported drug-related driving behaviours.
  • ƒƒA significant minority of REU reported engaging in specific harm reduction strategies as a result of the introduction of roadside drug testing.