The Weekly Roundup

According to information obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists, just under 1,000 drivers have been arrested since new laws were introduced on the 2nd of March to test drivers for drug use at the roadside.

Using a ‘drugalyzer’, police are now able to screen for the presence of eight drugs which could significantly impair a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. The list includes both illegal drugs, such as cannabis and cocaine and prescription medication, such as morphine and diazepam.

Also this week, the latest registration figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show a huge rise in the popularity of 'Ultra Low Emission Vehicles' in Britain, all currently plug-in electric models. The entire industry is still recording strong growth as well, with nearly 1.2 million cars registered this year.

Auto Express: Scale of UK drug-driving problem revealed in new figures

AM Online: Motorists given vehicle recall look-up tool

RAC: Police begin summer drink crackdown

Independent: Driverless cars to cut the cost of car insurance in half by 2020

Auto Express: Over four times more plug-in cars sold in UK in 2015

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