In December 2014, the drink-drive limits in both Scotland and New Zealand were lowered to try to reduce road deaths. This talk explains how alcohol and drugs can affect driving and where drink-drive limits come from. It explores what effect the new limits have had on road deaths, and how frequently alcohol and/or drugs were found in these cases before and after the limit change in both countries.
In Scotland, there was an increase in drug prevalence among fatally injured drivers and motorcyclists, with the use of all drug groups increasing after the limit change, with the exception of cannabinoids. In New Zealand, there was a reduction in cases involving drugs only, but increases in the numbers of deceased drivers and motorcyclists positive for alcohol only and co-using alcohol and drugs.
CPS Members: Free of charge
Non CPS Members: £2 charge on the door, or purchase CPS membership at £7.50 or £10 with a colour changing mug (valid for your entire degree)
Members of the public: £2 charge on the door.
DISCLAIMER: If there is a high demand priority will be given to CPS members.
Meet in the Nyholm Room of Christopher Ingold Building from 17:30 for Tea, Coffee and Doughnuts.
The talk will take place in the Ramsay LT at 18:00.
Join us after the talk for Wine, Cheese and Pizza!