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Specifying a limit for amphetamine in Regulations for the new offence of driving with a specified controlled drug in the body above the specified limit – a consultation document : proposed limit for amphetamine to be specified in Regulations using the power in section 5A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (as inserted by the Crime and Courts Act 2013).
20140058 ST [electronic version only]

London, Department for Transport (DfT), 2013, 27 p.

Samenvatting In this consultation we are looking for comments on a proposed limit for amphetamine use while driving. This discussion follows the original Drug driving: proposed regulations consultation which discussed the preferred policy option of making it an offence to drive over specified limits for 17 controlled drugs. In ‘Drug driving: proposed regulations’ a zero tolerance approach was suggested for 8 drugs most associated with illegal use and a road safety risk approach for 8 drugs most associated with medical uses. No limit was originally suggested for amphetamine as it has both significant medical and illicit use and, as a consequence, we sought views on what a suitable limit might be instead. Those views have now been considered and a suitable amphetamine limit is now proposed. After reviewing responses, regulations containing final proposals will need to be approved by Parliament before they become law. (Author/publisher)
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