Date lodged: 20 April 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for the introduction of drug driving limits in Scotland.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 21 April 2017
I can advise that the Scottish Government intends to bring forward before the end of 2017 the necessary secondary legislation to introduce drug driving limits in Scotland.
This legislation will provide for specific limits for a range of drugs and will provide for commencement of drug driving limits in 2019. This timing will allow for criminal justice agencies such as Police Scotland, the Scottish Police Authority and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to make the necessary preparations for the introduction of drug driving limits. This includes making arrangements for the introduction of necessary testing equipment.