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Drug driving: A generational divide revealed

IAM RoadSmart study reveals more than a fifth of young motorists believe it is okay to get behind the wheel after taking class A drugs

Mark Moran
26 April 2024
IAM RoadSmart: `Social acceptability of drink-driving took generations to change, and we must be clear that we will be as intolerant of drug-drivers as we are drink-drivers`


A disparity in perceived acceptability highlights stark generational divide in attitudes towards drug-driving, says IAM RoadSmart.

More than a fifth of motorists (22%) aged 17-34 believe it is okay to drive after using Class A drugs, according to new research published today by the road safety charity.

The attitude of younger drivers is in stark contrast to just 4% of those over 70 and 5% of those aged between 50-69 viewing it as an acceptable practice – showing a clear divide in...

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