Driving drink and drug free
23rd June 2014
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Drugs have an involuntary effect on the eyes that cannot be controlled. This is just one of the many ways police can spot drug drivers - they can arrest you at the roadside if they have good reason to think you have been driving whilst unfit through drugs. The penalties for drug driving are the same as drink driving. Find out more from the Think campaign.


There is no excuse for driving over the limit, you may think you can handle your drink, but…alcohol affects everybody's driving for the worse. It creates a feeling of overconfidence, makes judging distance and speed more difficult while at the same time slowing down your reactions so it takes longer to stop.

Beware the morning after… you could be over the legal limit many hours after your last drink, even if it's the 'morning after'. Sleep, coffee and cold showers will not help to sober you up - time is the only way to get alcohol out of your system.

Key messages

  • THINK! Don’t drink and drive
  • If you get caught drink or driving you’ll be processed like any other criminal.
  • If you get caught drink driving you will face a fine of up to £5,000, a minimum 12 month driving ban and a criminal record

For more information on driving safely visit  http://think.direct.gov.uk/

Nearly a third of all ticket holders to Glastonbury now come to the site on coaches, trains and other forms of public transport. We'd encourage you to join them, and reduce your carbon footprint.

For more information on Road Safety please visit our website

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Dave B

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