Roadside random drug testing in Victoria ‘making towards zero happen’
In December 2004, Victoria Police became the world’s first jurisdiction to implement roadside illicit drug testing (RDT). Initial implementation was a restricted centrally managed program, with limited numbers of tests conducted each year. The RDT program is strongly supported by a range of agencies and road safety partners that provide services to ensure the program is robust, credible and achieves contemporary road safety objectives. The legitimacy of RDT in Victoria provides community confidence that has enabled the program to expand significantly to become a state-wide enforcement program. The RDT program provides a valuable contribution to making towards zero happen.