Our guide explains drug-driving laws, limits and penalties along with other consequences of breaking the law to help you stay safe on the roads.
Thanks to decades of high-profile ads and hard-hitting headlines, drink-driving is no longer socially acceptable – and rightly so.
However, the problem of drug-driving remains, with convictions on the rise since tighter legislation was introduced in March 2015. In total, there were nearly 8,000 arrests for drug-driving in England and Wales between March 2015 and April 2016, with the greatest proportion (1,636) in the London area.
Drug-driving doesn’t have to mean illegal drugs, of course. Many motorists drive – perhaps inadvertently – under the influence of unsafe quantities of prescription medication. Read more ...