There is growing concern around the world about drug use and road safety.
This policy brief from WHO provides up-to-date information on drug use and road safety to support informed decisions on road safety and drug policies in WHO Member States. It focuses on drug-driving and not on drink-driving.
It proposes that drug-driving laws and programmes should be integrated into the overall drug policy frameworks. A similar approach has been used in drink-driving laws, which have been integrated into overall alcohol policies. It also points out that successful implementation of integrated policies and programmes requires effective collaboration between different sectors such as transport, police, health, drug control and education. A section of the brief offers examples of the way the public health sector can best contribute to such collaboration.
To download the policy brief on drug use and road safety from the website