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We’ve all seen and heard these TV and radio adverts warning us about the new drug-driving laws – they’re a little scary! So what do these new drug-driving laws mean? Well we’ve been doing some research and hope to clarify them for you.
What drugs affect the drug -driving laws?
Apart from the obvious ones such as Cannabis and Cocaine it also includes prescription ones. The government website gives you further information on which ones you need to be careful off.
It’s actually illegal to drive on prescribes drugs if it impairs your driving in anyway – so make sure you speak to your doctor.
Will the new drug-driving laws take my license off me?
In some way yes! If you’re convicted of drug-driving then you’ll get:
Even if it is legal drugs that impair driving you will face some form of consequence so think…
What happens if you’re pulled over for drug –driving?
You will be pulled over by officers and taken to a police station where they will take blood and urine tests to look for ecstasy, LSD, heroin, ketamine and many others.
It’s here where your fate will be determined.
Why did drug driving laws come about?
Apart from it being downright stupid driving under the influence of something that affects your body and mind, the laws were introduced as a result of a 14 year old girl being killed by a driver high on Cannabis.
The law is now named after the girl who was killed ‘Lillian.’
Our thoughts on the new drug- driving laws…
There’s been a lot of focus and attention on drink driving but drug-driving seems to have been an issue ignored. Even though there were laws in place before hand, they did not reflect the severity of the problem. We feel that these new laws now address all drug taking individual whether legal or illegal and we hope it prevents people from thinking that it’s safe to drive whilst under the influence!
We’d love to hear you thoughts on the new drug- driving laws.