Drink and drug driving

The law on drink and drug driving and rehabilitation courses.


  1. The drink drive limit

    The legal alcohol limits for drivers in the UK - microgrammes, milligrammes

  2. Drink-driving penalties

    You could be imprisoned, banned from driving and face a fine if you're found guilty of drink-driving

  3. Drugs and driving: the law

    It's illegal to drive if unfit to do so because you're on legal or illegal drugs or you have certain levels of drugs or medicine in your blood

  4. Drink-drive rehabilitation courses

    When you can take a drink-drive rehabilitation course to reduce your driving ban: what it costs, and what happens when you’ve done it

  5. Drug use and driving

    If you've used illegal drugs or misused drugs you must tell DVLA - download the correct form to let them know

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Guidance and regulation

  1. How to apply for your driving licence after being disqualified for drink driving (INF212/1)
  2. Drug driving and medicine: advice for healthcare professionals
  3. Drink-drive rehabilitation scheme course syllabus
  4. Drug driving: use of legal limits
  5. Set up a drink-drive rehabilitation scheme course
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News and communications

  1. Drink drivers face swifter justice with new roadside breathalysers
  2. Life-saving drink drive law turns 50
  3. Drug driving crackdown means more dangerous motorists off roads
  4. Address to the National Roads Policing Conference
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Research and statistics

  1. Reported drinking and driving (RAS51)
  2. Reported road casualties in Great Britain, final estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2016
  3. Drink-drive rehabilitation scheme data
  4. Drug driving law evaluation
  5. Review of oral fluid: alternative biological matrices for drug driving
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Drink driving: monitoring data
  2. Drug driving: amphetamine limit
  3. Proposed regulations for drug driving
  4. Enforcement procedures against drink drivers and other offenders
  5. Approving drink-drive rehabilitation courses
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Zero response to an FOI asking for drug driving arrest figures
  2. Number of drug driving convictions
  3. Number of individuals who have been disqualified from driving after a drink driving offence
  4. Drink-drive rehabilitation scheme: national protocol agreement
  5. DfT THINK! drink drive campaign: costs and impact
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