Driving while impaired by drugs – whether licit or illicit – has emerged as an important
road safety issue. This report provides a state-of-the-art review of the role and
impact of drugs in road accident risk. It reviews the legislation, deterrence and
roadside detection practices in member countries as well as preventative measures
to combat drug use while driving. It provides recommendations on strategies to adopt
in addressing this issue, with a view to contributing to a safe system approach and
saving further lives on the roads.