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The 2nd International Symposium on Drugs and Driving

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Academics, policy analysts and lawmakers around the world are coming to terms with the challenge of drug driving. As part of this work, the New Zealand Drug Foundation and our partners hosted the 2nd International Symposium on Drugs and Driving in Wellington, 12–13 November 2014.

Drug driving is a challenging issue confronting governments around the world – changing drug-use profiles and new drugs have increasingly focused attention on what has, until recently, been considered a health and social problem.

This symposium built on the work of the first, which was held in Canada in 2011. You can read the report from that symposium here.

Co-hosts: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Symposium Video 


Session 1: Nature and magnitude of the drugs and driving problem.

Session 2: Legislative and policy options.

Session 3: New challenges for road safety.

Session 4: Detection, deterrence and enforcement.

Session 5: Prevention and other health interventions.

Session 6: Towards a comprehensive framework addressing drugs and driving

Symposium Presentations

Click here to view presentations in PDF form.

Symposium Photos

Click here to view images from the Symposium.

Symposium Report

Towards A Comprehensive Framework Addressing Drugs And Driving (PDF 1.4MB)