The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) welcomes the announcement from the ACT Government confirming the passing of the Road Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said the new legislation would focus on high-risk drink and drug driving behaviors.

“Minister Steel has undertaken a fair amount of reform in tackling anti-social, drink and drug driving behaviors in recent times and his dedication towards reform is to be congratulated. The consultation process we’ve had from Minister Steel and his staff has been very good, and we thank him and his office for allowing us the opportunity to engage in these important community and road safety reforms.

“The new legislation will streamline processes, along with allowing ACT Policing officers to immediately prevent people who choose to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs from continuing to operate a vehicle.

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