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New drug driving laws for Scotland

Tougher laws on drug driving, and a new roadside testing regime, are set to come into effect in Scotland – bringing the nation in line with England and Wales.

From 21 October, Scotland adopts a ‘zero tolerance approach’ to the eight drugs most associated with illegal use – including cocaine, cannabis, ketamine, ecstasy, heroin and diamorphine – with limits set at a level where any claims of accidental exposure can be ruled out.

A list of other drugs associated with medical use will have limits based on impairment and road safety risk.

Drug-driving limits were introduced in England and Wales in March 2015.

Read more at Road Safety GB >>

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