Drugs and driving 

Use this guide to help you advise people who are on medicines that could impair their driving and how the drug driving rules will affect them.

First Published: 27 September 2016
Updated: 26 April 2022

Sections on this page

  • Drug driving rules
  • How the drug driving offence fits in with existing legislation
  • Specified drugs
  • The statutory “medical defence”
  • Practical considerations for pharmacists
  • Counselling for all people on medicines that could impair their driving
  • Medical conditions and driving
  • Further information

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