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Drugs and driving

Many drugs can affect our ability to drive safely. These include illegal drugs (like cannabis), as well as legal drugs (like alcohol) and medicines (both prescribed and over-the-counter).

Find out how individual drugs can affect driving ability.

Find information for drivers, about driving safely and avoiding alcohol and other drug-related harm.


Find out more:

In March 2010, DrugInfo published a collection of drugs and driving publications. This included:  


Read the Alcohol and Drug Foundation's 2007 report, Drugs and driving in Australia: a survey of community attitudes, experience and understanding

    For further information search ADF SEARCH using the term 'driving'.


    Last updated: 13 April 2016


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