Starting on the 2nd March 2015 new drug driving laws will be introduced that will crack down on driving under the influence of drugs.
What may interest some is that prescription drugs are included in this new enforcement. Experts claim that if you’re keeping to your prescribed dosage you won’t have much issue.
The Police will be cracking down on drivers under influence of illegal substances such as Marijuana, Cocaine and Ketamine but will also be looking out for people under the influence of prescription medicine.
The list of the included prescription drugs included in the drug driving laws are as follows:
- Clonazepam is prescribed to treat seizures or panic disorders
- Diazepam is used for anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms or muscle spasms
- Flunitrazepam (also known as Rohypnol) is a sedative originally used in hospitals for deep sedation in the 1970s
- Lorazepam is used to treat convulsions or seizures caused by epilepsy
- Oxazepam is used to relieve anxiety, including anxiety caused by alcohol withdrawal
- Temazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause insomnia problems
- Methadone is used in the treatment of heroin addiction and for pain relief
- Morphine or opiates treat moderate to severe pain
It is advised that you carry your medication and prescription with you if driving at a high level of dosage.