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Drugs and driving.

12 July 2017 21:00

When driving, the same outcomes occur for drugs and to taking alcohol. The research proves that driving skills are seriously impaired.

What are the penalties?

An immediate 12 month disqualification rising to 36 months if convicted twice within 10 years.

The prospect of a custodial sentence cannot be overstated. Depending on the aggravating circumstances and an increase in the seriousness of the offence, a custodial sentence up to 36 months is likely. What are some of the aggravating circumstances? Carrying passengers or if the offence took place near a school! Those factors that increase the seriousness include driving for hire (e.g. a taxi) or driving a Heavy Goods Vehicle or a Public Service Vehicle.