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drug-driving Syllabification: drug-driv·ing

Definition of drug-driving in English:


The action or offense 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
More example sentences
  • While the figures for drug-driving are lower than drunk-driving, they show that almost a quarter (22%) of the drug-users surveyed did drive within a few hours of taking drugs.
  • The increasing focus on speed cameras and decline in traffic police means that offences such as drug-driving and careless driving could be going unchecked.
  • Relatives of the victims called for more traffic police on patrol and strong sentences to deter people from drink- and drug-driving.



Example sentences
  • 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.
  • One of the problems facing police in the battle against drug-drivers is the lack of a simple test to show whether people are driving while under the influence of drugs.

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