Source: New Zealand Parliament
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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Make a submission on the SOP by midnight on Friday 16 April 2021.
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