A new and easy to use ‘drug-a-lyser’ has made it easy to catch drug/drive offenders.
The drug drive laws make it illegal to drive with 17 controlled drugs above a specified limit in the blood.
Cannabis can slow reaction and decision times, distort distance and affect concentration. Cocaine leads to over-confidence and risky, aggressive,
fast driving. Ecstasy can cause distorted vision, altered perception and judgement of risks and an over-confident driving attitude.
Motorists who get behind the wheel after taking illegal drugs face a criminal record, loss of driving licence for at least a year and an unlimited fine, up to 6 months in prison and endorsement on driving licence for 11 years.