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IS DRUG DRIVING
AGAINST THE LAW?
It is an offence to drive whilst unfit through drugs. Many people think that if they drive under the influence of drugs, a vehicle search and a potential charge of possession is all they have to be worried about.
DO DRUGS IMPAIR YOUR
Taking drugs will impair driving skills. Driving whilst under the influence of drugs is extremely dangerous and can affect driving in numerous ways.
CAN THE POLICE SPOT A DRUG
Police are on the look out more than ever and aside from just the erratic behaviour know all the signs to spot a drug driver.
CAN THE POLICE
TEST FOR DRUGS?
Drug drivers may think that just because they pass a test for alcohol they will be off the hook. This is not the case because the police can also prosecute a driver who is unfit through drugs and there are various ways they can detect and prove the offence.
WHAT HAPPENS IF
YOU GET CAUGHT?
The consequences of a drug drive conviction are devastating and far reaching. The penalties are the same as for drink driving.
WHAT ABOUT LEGAL
Prescription or over the counter medicines should always be taken properly. Advice about this is provided on the packaging and in the patient information leaflet supplied and packed in with the medicine. Advice can also be obtained from whoever has prescribed the medicine, or from the pharmacist who dispenses it.