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Drugged driv­ing and strate­gies to ad­dress the prob­lem have been in­creas­ingly rec­og­nized as a pri­or­ity in the past decade. Co­or­di­nated ac­tion across law en­force­ment, trans­porta­tion and health sec­tors at Fed­eral and pro­vin­cial/ter­ri­to­rial lev­els is needed to keep Cana­di­ans safe on our roads. The fo­cus of this study was to iden­tify key strate­gies, rel­e­vant is­sues, and im­ple­men­ta­tion plans to help in­form the de­vel­op­ment of drugged driv­ing strate­gies.

A to­tal of 46 in­di­vid­u­als, that in­cluded line staff and man­agers in 25 agen­cies rep­re­sent­ing Fed­eral and pro­vin­cial stake­hold­ers, were in­ter­viewed. Top­ics ex­plored in­cluded: re­search, laws and penal­ties, im­ple­men­ta­tion strate­gies, pub­lic per­cep­tions and ed­u­ca­tion, and met­rics and eval­u­a­tion. These re­sults pro­vide prac­ti­cal insight into the knowl­edge and tools that are needed to help stake­hold­ers ad­dress this is­sue, and the re­main­ing bar­ri­ers that must be over­come to en­sure road safety en­hance­ments. Preven­tion strate­gies re­quire ad­e­quate re­sources in the form of ca­pac­ity, time and fund­ing to sup­port the nec­es­sary large-scale mod­i­fi­ca­tions to road safety poli­cies and pro­grams to re­in­force the em­pha­sis on safety un­der­scored by the Fed­eral gov­ern­ment.

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