5% of drivers on drugs!?

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5% of drivers on drugs!?

Postby Hardy » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:17 pm

Murdoch press claimed today 1 in 19 drivers (5.2%) tested positive for drugs yesterday, while only 1 in 400 (0.25%) were over their alcohol limit.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victor ... 6468056713
Looks like their reporter was the one on drugs!

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Re: 5% of drivers on drugs!?

Postby Day » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:21 pm

Something doesn't add up in that article. But then again, I am not good with numbers, so will just go back to sleep. G'night.

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Re: 5% of drivers on drugs!?

Postby Kofi123 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:20 pm

Typical Newspaper, they've either got it wrong or bend the stats to scare people.

Assuming the police only drug test those they suspect of having drugs instead of every driver they stop then of course they would have a higher % caught

One in 19 means if they did 228 drug tests during the blitz (Only on those they suspected would be using drugs) then finding 12 drugged up drivers does work out to be "one in nineteen" ...


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Re: 5% of drivers on drugs!?

Postby LEO » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:04 pm

Drug testing is generally targeted due to cost and time constraints.

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