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Charity claims new campaign is positive move

Tue, 18 Aug 2009
Motorists keen to avoid a car insurance claim may agree that the government's latest road safety campaign is a positive initiative.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa) stated that the Department for Transport's efforts to tackle the problem of drug-driving are a step in the right direction.

It warned, although collisions caused by people under the influence of alcohol are falling, those crashes where illegal substances are a contributory factor are on the rise.

The group stated there is a common misconception that it is hard to catch and prosecute individuals who hit the road after taking drugs.

Head of road safety Kevin Clinton said: "This campaign is exactly what is needed.

"There is a lack of awareness and a number of myths about drug driving and the legal process and penalties surrounding it."

In other motoring news, Rospa recently welcomed statistics that showed fatalities and casualties on Britain's roads are falling.

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