Campaigning for zero tolerance of impaired driving
Driving for Zero is Brake's campaign for zero tolerance of impaired driving. It tackles issues relating to alcohol and drugs calling for "none for the road". It also tackles driver tiredness, poor vision and other impairments relating to health.
One in eight deaths on British roads still involves a driver over the alcohol limit , and in 2015 arrests for drug driving soared after a new law enabled police to arrest people who tested positive to illegal and some legal drugs. Many more drivers are impaired by tiredness, poor vision and ill health.
What are we calling for?
Driving for Zero aims to save lives through evidence-led, legislative interventions, including:
- a lowering of the drink drive limit to an effective zero tolerance level across the UK
- an extension, to Scotland and N. Ireland, of the England and Wales law prohibiting drug driving
- compulsory eyesight tests for drivers
- rigorous enforcement of laws relating to impairment, including driving hours, and tough penalties for offenders
We are also working to
- Tackle impairment within commercial fleets, including driver health checks and technology that prevents and warns of impaired driving.
- Educate law-abiding drivers about how to avoid low-level driver impairment, which can also cause crashes
Visit our Driving for Zero campaign pages