In the Media

Experts to ponder ?drug driving? offence

PUBLISHED January 4, 2012

The government is putting together an expert panel to examine the case for introducing a new offence of ?drug driving?. The initiative, by the Department for Transport, will bring together academics and scientific experts in alcohol and drug misuse, the Home Office and Department of Health.

The panel will look at how an offence of driving with an illegal drug in your body could be defined, as well as considering whether it is possible to set levels for the impairing effects of specific drugs, including cocaine, MDMA, cannabis and opiates.

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