Drink Driving-The Law In Scotland
It’s estimated that Police Scotland stop over 80,000 vehicles each month, with around 20,000 offences detected every month. We outline some of the key facts in this short blog post
You may be stopped by the police for many different reasons, including the now annual Scottish police tradition of welcoming Christmas with “Stop and check” positions all over our major cities. Her eis when you can expect to be breathalysed:-
Even if you’re under the limit, you can still be charged with impairment through drink or drugs (legal or illegal).
The vehicle forfeiture scheme targets repeat offenders, and also first-time offenders who are three times the limit or more or who refuse to provide a sample for analysis.
This scheme means you could lose your car, for good.
|The morning after
This one is a killer in Scotland because of our lower drink drive limit.You can easily still be over the limit the morning after an evening’s drinking:
Drug driving can affect the way you drive in a similar way to drink driving. Drugs affect different people in different ways but, contrary to what many claim, they definitely do not have a positive effect on your driving ability. This applies to illegal drugs and many medicinal drugs.