Moreover the road and industrial safety aspects of drug-taking are conveniently forgotten by the liberalisation lobby and especially by self-styled "libertarian" young people.
One of these latter, from Belgium, visited this address a year or two ago and was scornful about the UK's "stodgy" drug-controls as compared with the Netherlands. "When I came out of a drug `coffee shop' in Amsterdam," he said, "I have never had a happier journey than on the way back to Belgium; it was just as if the car were floating in the air."
Do we really want to encourage this sort of euphoric drug-induced driving on UK motorways, when, already, we already have drivers who are tired, or alcohol-impaired, or under the influence of mobile telephones or legitimately prescribed pain-killers?
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