Road Transport

Ensuring your drivers are at their most alert and responsive is paramount to the road transport industry, where the workplace extends into the public arena. Not only are your employees responsible for the safety of themselves and their co-workers, but for the safety of the community at large. Our collectors can be on site at the start of a shift to provide the assurance that the drivers representing your company, or your company’s transport arm are not influenced by alcohol or drugs.

We have seen an increase in the number of drivers detected driving heavy vehicles that have been affected by methamphetamine in 2015 as compared to 2014. We have seen an increase in the number of drivers more broadly affected by ice while driving a motor car.

There is a misconception that by using ice, those drivers may be able to stay awake longer, they may be able to be more alert behind the wheel,

That is a myth. These people use these drugs at their own peril. These people will be alert for a certain amount of time but that alertness is artificial - the need for sleep will increase and hence the risks on the road will increase.

Robert Hill
Robert Hill
Assistant Commissioner Victorian Police