Drug Driving – Government Consults on Amphetamine Limit

DrugsThe Department for Transport has just launched a further drug driving consultation seeking seeking views on a proposed limit specifically for amphetamine use when driving.

The earlier consultation, which closed in September, discussed the preferred policy option of making it an offence to drive when over specified limits for various controlled drugs. Ministers have proposed zero tolerance for a number of drugs, including cannabis, MDMA (Ecstasy), LSD, cocaine, ketamine and heroin.

The new consultation closes on 30th January 2014 and can be viewed here:


New legislation is expected some time later in 2014. Until then, the existing drug driving law, which does not rely on pre-set limits, remains in force.

We will of course update our website as soon as we have further information.

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