Drug Driving? New drugalyser in use

Police now issued with Drugalysers.

As of Monday 2cnd march 2015  new powers have come into place that make it an offence to drive whilst over the perscribed limit of a drug

The Police have worked with the AA for some time to bring in this new legislation to tackle drug drivers and hope it will bring down casualty and accident figures. Widely taken Medicinal drugs such as diazepam, morphine, temazepam are included and bloodstream levels will be tested., As well as eight illegal drugs such as cannabis and cocaine. The new rules run alongside the existing law, under which it is an offence to drive when impaired by any drug.

The existing penalties mean drug drivers already face a fine up to £5,000, up to six months in prison and a minimum one-year driving ban.

Its recommended drivers who take prescription drugs carry proof so they could produce it at the roadside if needed.

 

 


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