Tuesday, 23 December 2014

New Drug Driving Law comes into force March 2015

A new offence, to make it easier for the police to arrest drivers who drive after taking illegal drugs or abuse medicinal drugs, will come into force in England and Wales on 2 March 2015.

The new law will make it an offence to drive while over specified limits for a total of 16 drugs. Eight of the drugs could be used for medicinal purposes although the specified limit allows for the normal recommended doses that most patients would be prescribed. Patients who take their medicines as intended should therefore not be affected by this legislation, provided the medicine does not affect their driving.

If in doubt – ask a pharmacist or Doctor (GP)
More information can be found on the Department For Transport website by clicking here.

Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association of Great Britain Office 5, Top Floor,
Charrington House, 17A Market St, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6JX, UK.
Tel: (01543) 254 254
Fax: (01543) 254 274 

1 comment:

  1. Hope this New Drug Driving Law will further bring down the number of drug related accidents. If you are facing a DUI, have an honest discussion about fees with your DUI lawyer charges. Ask in advance if they offer flat fee arrangements or do they bill an hourly fee. This will really help you in estimated how much lawyer will be charging you.