Definition of drug-driving in English:

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[mass noun] British
The action or offence of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, typically ones that are illegal: police are about to crack down on drug-driving 34,500 people were prosecuted for drug-driving
More example sentences
  • The Government will then decide how to proceed with new laws to curb the growing problem of drug-driving.
  • Current research suggests drug-driving may now be a worse problem than drink-driving.
  • The campaign was launched as new statistics showed fatalities caused by drug-driving rose from 18 per cent to 25 per cent in the last three years.



Pronunciation: /ˌdrʌɡˈdrʌɪvə/
Example sentences
  • The RAC said: "The camera can't catch the drink-driver, drug-driver, tail-gater or dangerous driver."
  • The proposed drugs tests called FIT (Field Impairment Tests) were first introduced in the US in the 1970s to catch drug-drivers.
  • The discovery was made when all eight Scottish police forces recently targeted drug-drivers over a 48-hour period as part of the nationwide Know the Score campaign.
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