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Fewer speeders and drink drivers - but more drug use behind wheel

National News // Feb. 28, 2018

Fewer people are speeding and drink driving – but more are taking other drugs while behind the wheel and the number of people being told they can’t drive as they’re too old is rising.

Areca T. Wilson Fewer speeders and drink drivers - but more drug use behind wheel

Numbers from the Federal Roads Office show last year 84,700 had their license revoked. The main reason was speeding, but that is down on the previous year – as is drink driving which has been falling steadily since 2010.

But there are more cases of other drug use. That’s up 8% from the year before.

More and more elderly drivers being told their time on the road is over. Those over 70 have to have their license renewed after a medical examination.

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