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RESEARCH and BRIEFINGS

Adviser: Introduction of New Drug Driving Legislation

 


On 2 March 2015, a new drug driving law came into force in England and Wales. It is now illegal to drive with certain drugs, including some prescription drugs, above the specified blood levels in the body. 

The new offence will work alongside the existing offence of driving while impaired through drink or drugs. The new law makes it easier for the police to catch and convict drug drivers, as the police need only to obtain a blood sample and show that certain drugs are present above specified limits.

Read our Adviser to find out more, including our advice if your employees drive as part of their role.