Bulletin | 01 07 2015


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

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.
  • A significant minority of REU reported engaging in specific harm reduction strategies as a result of the introduction of roadside drug testing.