Drug Driving Charges

Posted on Monday 27th April 2015 in Drivers, Motorcyclists

Drug Driving Law Changes – Three men have become the first motorists in Sussex to be charged under a new drug-driving law.

Legislation that came into force on 2 March 2015 set legal limits for how much of a substance – both illegal drugs and prescription medication – motorist can have in their system while driving.

Officers no longer need to prove that a motorist is fit to drive – just that the motorist has an illegal level of drugs in their system while driving.

A total of 38 people have been arrested under the new drug-driving legislation since it came into force.

People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug driving or visit www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

To keep up to date with officers looking for drug drivers, follow #opdragonfly on Twitter.

If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs call 999.

If you have any concerns about your own fitness to drive please consult your doctor.