The All Wales Police Drinking and Driving enforcement will start on 1st December.
Did you know? It’s illegal in England and Wales to drive with LEGAL drugs in your body as well as ILLEGAL drugs if it impairs your driving
It’s an offence to drive if you have over the specified limits of certain drugs in your blood and you haven’t been prescribed them.
Drugs make you do stupid things. Don’t let driving be one of them
Don’t drink and drive. Don’t even think about it.
Get caught drink driving and you’ll be processed just like any other criminal. Don’t drink and drive
You could still be over the limit hours after your last drink even if it's the morning after. Sleep coffee & cold showers won't sober you up
Before you go out drinking 1) Agree on a designated driver 2) Save a taxi number to your phone 3) Find out about bus/train
Never offer an alcoholic drink to someone you know is planning to drive. Could you live with yourself if they crashed and killed someone?
You cannot calculate your alcohol limit - it depends on the amount and type of drink, your weight, sex, age, and metabolism. Drink OR Drive.
Driving under the influence of drugs can lead to slower reaction times, a lack of concentration, nausea, dizziness, as well as paranoia
Please be aware that some prescribed drugs and even over the counter medicines can have an effect on your ability to drive
The penalties for drug driving are the same as for drink driving. If convicted, drivers will receive:
- A minimum 12-month driving ban- A criminal record
- A fine of up to £5000 or up to 6 months in prison or both
The consequences of a drug drive conviction are far reaching and can include:
- Job loss
- Loss of independence
- A criminal record
- Increase in car insurance costs
- Trouble getting in to countries like the USA
Mr Cass, Headteacher