Independent North Review of Drink and Drug Driving Law

16 June 2010

Press release 16th June 2010: NorthReview-PressRelease.pdf [ PDF icon 22KB ]

Background to the Review

Sir Peter North CBE QC has led an independent review of the law on drink and drug driving. The former Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis, asked Sir Peter to examine possible changes to the legislative regime.

The North Review was completely independent of the Department for Transport. It was a matter for Sir Peter how he proceeded; and he has acted wholly independently in publishing his conclusions and advice.

In parallel with the study, the Department for Transport has been developing a full impact assessment, which will include an assessment of the costs of any proposed changes, including equipment costs and costs to the police and judicial system.