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New drug-driving laws now in force

It is now illegal to drive with specified levels of certain drugs such as cannabis and cocaine, including legal medication, in your system. Under section 4 Road Traffic Act 1988, it is an existing offence to drive a motor vehicle whilst being unfit to do so as a result of drug consumption. However, under the new law, you may be guilty of an offence of drug driving even if your ability to drive is not impaired as a result of drug use.

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