Road Safety plan Key Points:

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News -

• De­merit point rise from four to five for il­le­gal phone use be­hind the wheel It will have the tough­est de­merit point penalty for this of­fence in the coun­try when changes come into ef­fect in Septem­ber 2018

• Road Safety Ad­ver­tis­ing – de­velop a new strat­egy to drive cam­paigns, based on pos­i­tive mes­sag­ing

• Strengthen guide­lines for the Opi­oid Treat­ment Pro­gram, new train­ing for pre­scribers, new com­mu­ni­ca­tion about rights and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for doc­tors and pa­tients

• Change to the def­i­ni­tion of ‘drug’ in the Road Safety Act to en­sure of­fend­ers driv­ing while im­paired by a broad range of new and emerg­ing drugs can be charged un­der the in­flu­ence

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