Well as I asked at the time this was being mooted, See here 'How many of the 1700 fatals, from all causes on our roads per year, are down to a drug driver solely? Not many. Nothing compared to the 30,000 deaths a year from thirst while in our hard up NHS hospitals. I even wrote to Roads Minister Robert Goodwill See here
Ok so the laws were passed, costly kit supplied at gross profit to our police, and now coppers we prefer to be patrolling beats, at great expense are instead, harassing and inconveniencing more drivers and prosecuting them in their thousands even though they are unlikely to cause an accident at all.
I wouldn't mind if all the testing kit was supplied at mere cost in the interests of the community and road safety but it isn't.
So what is the news? Almost 8000 drivers have been arrested already for drug driving since the Act.
Here is dear old friend of the driver Edmund King OBE, failing to mention the obvious that when we invent a new way to prosecute drivers, the prosecution of drivers...........goes up!
BBC News - Drug driving: Almost 8,000 arrests in England and Wales https://t.co/dEfyqhTug8— Edmund King OBE (@AAPresident) June 1, 2016
@EastMidsDrivers Sick— Edmund King OBE (@AAPresident) June 1, 2016
@AAPresident @EastMidsDrivers And this is the best The AA President can do in response to a very valid road safety question? @TheAA_UK— Keith Peat (@BogTrotter1) June 1, 2016
@AAPresident @EastMidsDrivers It's a reasonable Question. How many die because of drug drivers? What is 'sick' is the profiteering Edmund.— Keith Peat (@BogTrotter1) June 1, 2016
@AAPresident And this has nothing to with costly new kit sold for massive profit, for the good of the community of course?— Drivers E. Midlands (@EastMidsDrivers) June 1, 2016
Wouldn't you think if King & the AA were pro driver, they would be querying this too? More on Edmund here and he even has his own Topic Label above with more about him. Another example of Edmund failing to address the issue. And here in 2012 we said 'Edmund avoids the statement with: ' You are like a scratched record and a very boring one at that' So no denial to that either then. Apart from changing the subject with puerile remarks saying more about Edmund than he would like, how about the serious road safety matters that he isn't denying and seems to think is acceptable?' And ''Speed awareness courses run for profit by private companies on the basis of poor science and wrongful ticketing' Edmund's response? 'Barking'. No denial there then!' See the blog here
So it seems that to get an OBE for road safety, all you need to do is to habitually refuse to address road safety reality, to the cost of drivers, by just responding with a silly comment and abuse.