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Are you fit to drive?

posted 26 Jan 2015, 00:51 by Unknown user   [ updated 26 Jan 2015, 00:51 ]
The new drug driving law that comes into force on 2nd March 2015 will make it easier for the police to tackle those who drive after taking illegal drugs or abuse medicinal drugs. This law states that it is an offence to drive with certain drugs above specified levels in the body, whether your driving is impaired or not.
 
The list of drugs includes certain medicines that are sometimes abused, such as medicines used to treat:
 
- extreme pain (morphine, diamorphine, ketamine)
- anxiety or inability to sleep (diazepam, clonazepam, lorazepam, oxazepam, temazepam)
- drug addiction (methadone)
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD (amphetamine)
- multiple sclerosis (nabiximols)
 
It's your legal duty to ensure you're fit to drive.