Drink driving rules tightened to improve road safety

Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond has announced that the most dangerous drink drivers will now have to pass a medical before they’re allowed back on the roads under a change in the law.

The changes, which come into force from 1 June 2013, mean that High Risk Offenders will need to pass a medical confirming they are no longer alcohol dependent at the end of their disqualification and before they start driving. You can read the about drink driving penalties on GOV.UK.