Independent North Review of Drink and Drug Driving Law

The Review is now closed

16 June 2010

Publication of the Report of the Review of Drink and Drug Driving Law.

Read the statement and Report.

“Amendment: I am very grateful to Professor Richard Allsop for drawing attention to a statistical correction in the assessment of the number of drivers who might be influenced by reducing the drink drive limit from a blood alcohol concentration of 80mg/100ml to 50mg/100ml. The amendments can be found in the related paragraphs 3.13, 4.15, 4.16 and in the executive summary.”

-Sir Peter North CBE QC
6 September 2010


16 June 2010

Supporting research for the Review of Drink and Drug Driving Law published.

Read the research Report.

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.