Drug driving

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2192
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Since its introduction, between 2 March 2015 and 11 May 2015, the Metropolitan Police Service arrested 214 people on suspicion of drug-driving. How many of these arrests resulted in a prosecution, and what proactive measures are being taken to advise drivers of the new laws against drug-driving?

Answer

Answer for Drug driving

Answer for Drug driving

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Of the 214 people arrested, 92 have been charged, 56 are on bail pending further investigation.

The drug drive legislation was introduced by the Department for Transport (DfT) which has undertaken an extensive, national publicity campaign. The new 'THINK!' campaign is collaboration between police, healthcare and road safety professionals that focuses on challenging those who are more likely to take drugs and drive. Further details of the campaign are available on their website at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/think-drug-driving/drug-driving-campaign-activity-2015.