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November 4, 2021

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Tackling drug-driving 

This Global Fleet Champions factsheet sets out information about measures for addressing drug-driving within fleets. 

driving for workThe factsheet stresses that drivers who are impaired by drugs, whether illegal or prescription, are never fit to be in control of a vehicle.

Any drug-driver presents a serious risk to your fleet’s safety and reputation.

Robust policies and procedures and a good education programme are vital for ensuring your employees are drug-free and safe to be behind the wheel.  

It suggests that common physical signs of drug use include:  

  • Dilated or pinpoint pupils;
  • Restlessness;
  • Tremors;
  • Paranoia; 
  • Changes in appetite/eating habits;
  • A chemical odour on breath or clothes. 

Suggested measures are focused around: 

  • Policy;
  • Educate; 
  • Deter;  
  • Detect. 

To access the full Global Fleet Champions factsheet on drug-driving, click here. 

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