Warning: Fleet Managers should revise policies on back of new drug driving law

As the Government introduces a new law to make it easier for police to catch and convict drug drivers, fleet managers and drivers should be warned about the possible ramifications for those using prescription drugs. Under the new legislation, motorists who get behind the wheel after taking illegal drugs face a criminal record, loss of their licence for at least a year and a fine of up to £5000. The legislation makes it illegal to drive with certain drugs – both illegal and prescription – in the body above specified levels. People using prescription drugs within recommended amounts will not be penalised.