Drug drive law changes

Drug drive law changes

While it has always been illegal to drive whilst unfit through drink or drug, since 2nd March 2015 it is now an offence to drive while over the prescribed limit. This means that driving while unfit due to medication carries the same consequences as drink driving. It is also worth mentioning that 8 general prescription and 8 illicit drugs were added into new regulations in England and Wales. As tweeted out by the South Yorkshire Police, "Your next trip might not end on a high". 


More information on those can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/drug-driving#table-of-drugs-and-limits
South Yorkshire police article: http://www.southyorkshire.police.uk/help-and-advice/drug-driving
Related tweet: https://twitter.com/syptweet/status/642450467046486017