Drugged driving in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Liebenberg, Jade
dc.contributor.author Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Saayman, Gert
dc.contributor.author Steenkamp, Vanessa
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-13T05:10:28Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-13T05:10:28Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03
dc.description.abstract Driving under the influence is a major threat to road safety in South Africa. Various psychoactive substances (both licit and illicit) have the potential to adversely affect driving performance and increase the probability of a road traffic accident. While it is common practice in South Africa to test drivers for alcohol levels, testing for additional impairing substances (including drugs of abuse) is rarely performed. In terms of current South African legislation, only driving under the influence of alcohol and a ‘drug having a “narcotic” effect’ is prohibited. This excludes several impairing psychoactive drugs which are not classified as narcotic substances. The aim of this article is to highlight issues and/or limitations surrounding drugged driving and to propose appropriate considerations for revision of the National Road Traffic Act. We also recommend revising existing legislation to include a comprehensive statutory definition and detailed provisions for drug testing to deter impaired driving. en_ZA
dc.description.department Forensic Medicine en_ZA
dc.description.department Pharmacology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://journals.assaf.org.za/index.php/sacq en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Lienberg, J., Du Toit_Prinsloo, L., Saayman, G. & Steenkamp, V. 2019, 'Drugged driving in South Africa', South African Crime Quarterly, no. 67, pp. 7-18. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1991-3877 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2413-3108 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/2413-3108/2019/v0n67a4951
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/77993
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Institute for Security Studies en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019, Institute for Security Studies and University of Cape Town. Article is licensed under a CC BY-SA Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. en_ZA
dc.subject Driving en_ZA
dc.subject Alcohol en_ZA
dc.subject Influence en_ZA
dc.subject National Road Traffic Act en_ZA
dc.subject Drugged driving en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Drugged driving in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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