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Drug Driving Information

It is illegal to drive if your driving is impaired by drugs or if you have certain drugs above a specified level in your blood.

If the police stop you and think you’re on drugs they will either test you at the roadside using a drug screening device or a "Field Impairment" test to assess your ability to drive.

If drugs are detected in your system or you are deemed impaired by drugs, you’ll be arrested and taken to a police station for blood or urine tests. If the tests show you've taken drugs or show a specified drug above the specified blood limits you could be charged with drug driving.



Did you know?

  • Eighteen per cent of drivers involved in road death have illicit drugs in their bodies.
  • Twenty two per cent of passengers involved in road deaths have illicit drugs in their bodies.
  • It is not only illicit drugs which impair a person’s ability to drive. Many over-the-counter medicines and prescribed drugs cause impairment. People should always heed the warnings contained on the containers of such drugs.
For further information, visit http://www.suffolk.police.uk/safetyadvice/roadsafety/knowthelaw/drugdriving.aspx