Drivers under influence of drugs could have cars impounded

Drink Diving DFT changes

The Department for Transports new saftey action plan lists a new measure “forfeiture of vehicles” to be adding in 2013 giving the courts the power to seize convicted drink and drug- drivers vehicles. – This ties in with the provision of drugalysers to be issued to the police in 2015 for? new drug-driving laws.

As well as the above, a new “careless driving offence” for drivers tailgating and undertaking will give the police powers to issue a fixed penalty of ?80-?100 an increase from the current traffic offence fines of ?60.

A copy of the DfT?s road safety action plan can be seen below –