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Drug Driving: Proposed Regulations – Analysis of Consultation Responses

Drug Driving: Proposed Regulations – Analysis of Consultation Responses

Friday, July 3, 2015

ISBN: 9781785440700

This report relates to Scottish responses to a joint public consultation undertaken by the UK Government and the Scottish Government in relation to proposals for new regulations on drug driving limits. The responses to the consultation will help to inform decisions about whether Scottish regulations should be brought forward under the Crime and Courts Act 2013 and if so, what policy approach should be adopted for the setting of drug driving limits for specific types of drug.

Executive Summary

The Crime and Courts Act 2013 ("the 2013 Act") introduces, for the first time, an offence of driving under the influence of a specified drug over a specified limit. This legislation aims to make it easier to prosecute drug drivers.

In 2013, the UK Government and Scottish Government undertook a joint public consultation about proposals for new regulations under the 2013 Act. This report relates to Scottish responses to the consultation and will inform decisions about whether Scottish regulations should be brought forward under the 2013 Act and if so, what policy approach should be adopted for the setting of drug driving limits for specific types of drug.