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Driving on Drugs: The Law

Trace amounts can be detected.

A change in the law allows police to test for both prescription and illegal drugs. New technology allows for even trace amounts to be detected, so before you get in the car, make sure you know what is in your system.

If you are caught, the penalties can be severe, including a driving ban (one year minimum), an unlimited fine, a criminal record, and up to six months in prison. In addition, the conviction for Drug Driving will stay on your licence for 11 years, and your employer will be able to see this.

Being convicted for Drug Driving could mean far-reaching consequences. Consider these before anything else.

Download a copy of the Drug Driving poster here.