TTC GROUP WELCOMES NEW DRINK AND DRUG DRIVE LAWS

Government plans to tighten up both the drink and drug driving laws, have been praised by TTC Group, a UK leader in road safety education.

A new law coming in on Monday (March 2) heralds a zero tolerance to drug driving which will make it as anti social as drink driving, said the organisation which pioneered the education of drink drive offenders. Government plans to tighten up both the drink and drug driving laws, have been praised by TTC Group, a UK leader in road safety education.

Government plans to tighten up both the drink and drug driving laws, have been praised by TTC Group, a UK leader in road safety education.Government plans to tighten up both the drink and drug driving laws, have been praised by the TTC Group, a UK leader in road safety education.

A new law coming in on Monday (March 2) heralds a zero tolerance to drug driving which will make it as anti social as drink driving, said the organisation which pioneered the education of drink drive offenders.

While further planned legislation due to go before the House of Lords on Wednesday (March 4) will prevent offenders from escaping prosecution through loopholes in the law. The plans include allowing breath test evidence taken at the roadside to be enough to bring suspected drink drivers to court without the need for a blood or urine test.

Government plans to tighten up both the drink and drug driving laws, have been praised by TTC Group, a UK leader in road safety education.A “flagship” provider of the drink drive rehabilitation course which they first trialled in the early 1990’s, the TTC Group are specialist consultants on both alcohol and drug driving. They are preparing an education course for drug drivers, similar to the drink drive course, and already run drink and drug awareness sessions for businesses to educate staff.

Government plans to tighten up both the drink and drug driving laws, have been praised by TTC Group, a UK leader in road safety education.
TTC Group M.D.
Des Morrison.

“We don’t know yet if a course similar to the Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme will be offered to people convicted of drug driving but we are preparing for it,” said MD Des Morrison.

“We were one of the first to trial the drink drive course more than 20 years ago which has been proven to be a success with independent research showing that reconviction rates have reduced by a half for those who attend.

He welcomed the new law due to be introduced on March 2 which will make it an offence to drive above a specified limit for particular drugs. Before police had to prove that a motorist was “impaired” by drugs.

“It will make it easier to tackle drug driving which the Department of Transport estimates leads to 200 deaths each year,” said Mr Morrison, whose 250 trainers educate 300,000 motorists nationwide each year to reduce road casualties.

“We have been campaigning for years for action to be taken against those whose driving is impaired by drugs and this new law will make our roads safer.

“Drug driving will become as anti social as drink driving is now.”

The limits for illegal drugs will mean that anyone taking “a puff” of cannabis will be over the limit. Cannabis is known to slow reaction times, cause blurred vision and a low attention span.

Government plans to tighten up both the drink and drug driving laws, have been praised by TTC Group, a UK leader in road safety education.Cocaine users are also a danger on the roads with the drug leading to speeding and aggressive driving and poor vehicle control. LSD distorts the senses, causes hallucinations, a feeling of detachment for 12 hours with anxiety and flashbacks occurring days and weeks later. Ecstacy and heroin are also on the zero tolerance list.

Higher limits have been set for people taking prescription drugs. Those who take medicines as prescribed by their doctor and whose driving is not impaired will not break the law. If their driving is impaired they will have a statutory medical defence. But if they are unfit to drive they can be prosecuted under the current offence of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

Government plans to tighten up both the drink and drug driving laws, have been praised by TTC Group, a UK leader in road safety education.Praised by Investors in Excellence for being “passionate” about road safety, the TTC Group educate people about the dangers of drug driving involving illicit and prescription medicines.

They are the largest provider of courses for the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS), an educational alternative to prosecution for some road traffic offences.

Courses are also run for professional LGV drivers and the corporate sector as well as help for local authority road safety teams. They also teach cycle and pedestrian safety for adults and children. Visit  www.ttc-uk.com for more details.

 

The TTC Group

Government plans to tighten up both the drink and drug driving laws, have been praised by TTC Group, a UK leader in road safety education.The TTC Group is an award winning organisation with the gold award from Investors in People. Investors in Excellence praised the TTC Group for being “passionate” about road safety and having a strong sense of social responsibility.

Established in the early 1990’s, the TTC Group’s head office in Telford, Shropshire, was opened by the Princess Royal, and has some of the best qualified trainers delivering on the road and classroom instruction to road users nationwide.

The largest provider of courses for the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS), an educational alternative to prosecution for some road traffic offences, TTC Group run courses on behalf of police and councils in 15 UK regions from Scotland in the north, Wales in the west, across north England and the Midlands to Avon and Somerset, Kent and Devon and Cornwall in the south.

The aim of the education courses is to get motorists to think about the way they drive after committing a minor traffic offence. They are specialist consultants on alcohol and drug driving to Airso, Rospa and Pacts. Contact the TTC Group, Hadley Park, Telford, Shropshire TF1 6QJ or visit the news section at www.ttc-uk.com to learn about their variety of courses.

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