New Drug Driving Law being looked into

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The panel will provide technical input on the effect of individual drugs, such as cocaine and cannabis.  Among the panel's tasks will be to examine the evidence basis for any new criminal offence, how it could be defined, and whether it is possible to prescribe levels for the point at which different drugs impair a driver's reactions and performance behind the wheel and work will start work within the next few months.

The Police currently must prove that a driver's actions have been impaired by drug use to bring charges and prosecutions are rarely successful.

I agree with the Government that the influence of drugs is equally as serious as drink driving and steps must be put into force to deal with this ever mounting problem more efficiently.



Julie Donovan
Senior Legal Executive - Personal Injury team

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