Drug-driving is now a major factor in many road crashes and is a serious issue amongst young drivers.
Drugs, illegal or prescribed
- Distort coordination and judgment
- Affect your concentration
- Slow your reactions
- Lead you to take more risks
The consequences of drug-driving
- If caught driving under the influence of drugs you could face up to six months in prison, a fine of up to £5,000 and a minimum one year ban from driving.
- The penalties are the same if you are caught drug-driving, regardless of whether the drugs you have taken are legal or illegal.
- Drug drivers are more likely to die in a crash as drugs increase vulnerability.
North Yorkshire Police are tackling drug-driving in the county head on. They are now able to carry out roadside tests to determine whether a driver is under the influence of drugs and can take you to the station to carry out further tests. Some drugs can even be traced over a month after taking them.
The effects of different drugs on behaviour:
For more information about the effects of drugs, talk to FRANK on 0800 77 66 00 24. The lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and your call is free. Alternatively, visit www.talktofrank.com