Medicines and driving for healthcare providers

Legislation related to drug driving blood concentration levels

Key points about medicines and driving

  • Certain medicines put people at greater risk of driving accidents due to side effects, eg, drowsiness, nausea, lack of focus, blurred vision and dizziness.
  • In March 2023 legislation was introduced listing the drugs that qualified for testing of blood concentration levels for offences related to drug driving.
  • This page provides links to relevant resources.
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