Drink and drug driving

The law on drink and drug driving and rehabilitation courses.


  • The drink drive limit

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

  • Drink-driving penalties

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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News and communications

  1. Life-saving drink drive law turns 50
  2. Drug driving crackdown means more dangerous motorists off roads
  3. Address to the National Roads Policing Conference
  4. THINK! drink drive campaign targets young men digitally this Christmas
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Research and statistics

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Policy papers and consultations

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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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