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Convicted drink and drug- drivers could have their cars seized by the courts under new rules being considered by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Auto Express has got hold of the DfT’s road safety action plan, which lists “forfeiture of vehicles” as a measure to be introduced in 2013. And a DfT spokeswoman has confirmed to us that the new powers would be used specifically for drink and drug- driving offences, and would be dished out by the courts, rather than police officers.

The document also reveals that the new drug-driving law – announced earlier this year – will not come into effect until 2015, and that police won’t get access to roadside ‘drugalysers’ until that date, either.

 



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