Concerns over drug-driving as trucking industry worried by cannabis legalisation

TVNZ One News 10 October 2020
Family First Comment: The Road Users Forum says legalisation will mean more cannabis use and therefore more drug driving accidents. “We’re worried about more people being on the road that are impaired and putting truck drivers at risk,” spokesperson Nick Leggett said.   

Truckies spend so much time on the road that some even call the highways their office, but there’s a real concern brewing among them that drivers may soon be less safe on the job.
The Road Users Forum says legalisation will mean more cannabis use and therefore more drug driving accidents.
“We’re worries about more people being on the road that are impaired and putting truck drivers at risk,” spokesperson Nick Leggett said.
But referendum advocates disagree, working to dispel the assumption that more lives would be at risk.

The trucking industry is raising concerns about the move to legalise cannabis, claiming it’ll mean more drugged drivers and accidents on our roads.
READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/concerns-over-drug-driving-trucking-industry-worried-cannabis-legalisation

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