Presentation on theme: "Tackling Crime – Current Laws on Alcohol, Drugs and Road Traffic Offences."— Presentation transcript:
Tackling Crime – Current Laws on Alcohol, Drugs and Road Traffic Offences
Aims: Examine current laws on alcohol, drugs and road traffic offences. Consider recent changes which have been introduced by the Scottish Government. Success Criteria: In your jotter you will produce a summary of the current key laws on alcohol, drugs and road traffic offences.
Scotland’s Alcohol Problem In 2010, 23% more alcohol was sold per adult in Scotland than in England and Wales. 5% of deaths in Scotland are due to alcohol. Excessive consumption of alcohol leads to various health problems e.g. chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, high blood pressure, as well as social problems such as anti-social behaviour and violent crimes. Harmful/hazardous drinking was most common in higher-income households and the lowest- income households.
Alcohol Age Limits Under Fourteen Children are allowed on licensed premises (pub) but they can’t buy alcohol or have it bought for them. Sixteen or Seventeen In the UK sixteen and seventeen year olds are allowed to drink beer, wine or cider at a meal out with parents. In Scotland, they do not need to have an adult present to purchase alcohol with their meal.
Alcohol Age Limits Under Eighteen It is against the law for anyone under eighteen to buy alcohol in a pub, supermarket or other licensed premises. Other Laws It is an offence for adults to buy alcohol for anyone under 18. You can face a fine of up to £5,000 and/or a prison sentences of up to three months. It is also an offence to be drunk in a public place.
Dangerous/Careless Driving The courts can fine you and ‘endorse’ your driving licence with penalty points if you’re convicted of a motoring offence. Endorsements must stay on your driving licence for 4 or 11 years, depending on the offence. The endorsement (and penalty points) is put on your driver record and is written on the counterpart document of your photocard driving licence or on your paper driving licence. You can be disqualified from driving if you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of 3 years.disqualified from driving