At the moment, a prosecution can only be brought against a drug-driver
if the police have evidence the driver was driving badly.
A man whose son was killed by a drug-driver
has welcomed a legal crackdown.
Three years ago, 18 per cent of all fatal road accidents involved a drug-driver
, according to police statistics.
John Fisher has been an anti-cannabis campaigner after his son George, 24, was killed by drug-driver
, Mark Featherstone of Howdon, in North Tyneside.
It shows that 18 per cent of all fatal road accidents involved a drug-driver
," says RAC spokeswoman Rebecca Bell.
The four Welsh police forces have launched their summer safe driving campaign, which will focus efforts on drink and drug-drivers
It is just as dangerous to drive impaired by drugs as alcohol so we need to send a clear message that drug-drivers
are as likely to be caught as drink-drivers and that drug-driving is as socially unacceptable as drink-driving has become.
face a minimum one-year ban and a fine of up to pounds 5,000 or six months in jail if convicted.
The RAC says it is greatly concerned that the reduction in death and serious injury on the roads has levelled off and wants the Government to target reckless or uninsured drivers and drunk and drug-drivers
instead of using the proliferating cameras.
Isabel Brydie, of the Scottish Campaign Against Irresponsible Driving, said last night: "I am 100 per cent behind the police campaign against drug-drivers
will be dealt with by roadside testing and blood tests.
think they are better drivers while under the influence of some drugs.