Driving under the influence of non-alcohol drugs – legal limits implemented in Norway

Drug/drink driving – a large killer on our roads

From 1 February 2012, legislative limits were introduced for non-alcohol drugs in Norway. It will be an offence to be over the impairment limits for each drug and drive vehicle, as it is with drink driving.

Norway has a long-standing tradition of road safety, with low death rates on the roads. A systematic, coordinated and science-based approach over many years, has led Norway to one of the leading countries in terms of road safety levels.

The Norwegian government has adopted a vision of zero fatalities or serious injuries as the basis of its transport safety policy – Vision Zero. By 2024 the goal is to halve the number of fatalities and serious injuries in road traffic. The goal is an ambitious, yet attainable one.

From 1 February 2012, legislative limits were introduced for non-alcohol drugs in Norway. It will be an offence to be over the impairment limits for each drug and drive vehicle, as it is with drink driving.

Read more about legal limits implemented in Norway (pdf)