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This SOP proposes to add criminal and infringement limits in blood which are currently not included in the bill. These limits will determine whether the levels of a qualifying drug, which a driver has consumed, results in a criminal offence or an infringement offence.

It also includes:

  • An updated medical defence for oral fluid infringement offences
  • Amending the criteria in the bill to enable criminal limits and blood and fluid infringement thresholds to be set and amended in the future
  • A requirement to publish the oral fluid thresholds in the Gazette notice for approved oral fluid testing devices
  • Clarifying that drug driving offences apply only when a driver exceeds the relevant drug concentration level, to align the offences with drink driving offences.


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