The UK’s drug driving laws were updated in 2015. A new roadside testing kit was brought in to replace the old road side impairment tests. It tests for the presence of a number of banned drugs in a suspects system. With this test came new harsh zero tolerance limits on both legal and illegal drugs.
There has been a significant increase in both the numbers of arrests and convictions as a direct result of these changes. Those who are convicted of driving under the influence of drugs under this new regime will face harsh penalties; including a fine of up to £5,000, a 12-month driving ban and even 12 months in prison.
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