Dräger urges awareness as new laws enforced


International safety and medical solutions provider Dräger, is calling on employers to ensure they are aware of the new drug drive limits with the new legislation now underway.

With 16 drugs – both illegal and prescription – covered under the legislation, motorists could face much tougher penalties if caught driving over the newly specified limits.

Drivers found guilty will face an automatic driving ban of at least a year, as well as a possible jail term of up to six months and a fine of up to £5,000. Their driving licence will also show they have been convicted for drug driving.

The new law also has major implications on employers, as without a robust drug and alcohol policy in place, if an employee is caught driving under the influence of drugs they could face tough disciplinary action in addition.

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