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New rules for drink drivers 07/05/2013 The Department for Transport has announced the tightening of some rules relating to drink drivers. These effectively mean that from 1st June High Risk Offenders will have to pass a medical before they are allowed back on the roads.

New rules for drink drivers

The Department for Transport has announced the tightening of some rules relating to drink drivers. These effectively mean that from 1st June High Risk Offenders will have to pass a medical before they are allowed back on the roads.

High Risk Offenders are drivers who have been convicted of two drink driving offences within 10 years; convicted of driving when they were at 2.5 times or more above the legal alcohol limit; or convicted for refusing to give the police a sample of breath, blood or urine to test for alcohol.

The changes tighten rules that require High Risk Offenders to pass a medical to show that they are no longer alcohol dependent at the end of their disqualification.

While at the moment they can start driving as soon as they have applied for their driving licence, but before they sit the medical, the new rules will mean that they cannot drive until they have passed the medical.
 

 

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