Canadian Road Safety News Digest

Need for new measures to detect drug-impaired drivers is greater than ever

January 21, 2016   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on February 10, 2016

MADD Canada (OAKVILLE, ONTARIO)

With rates of drug-impaired driving on the rise, and with the federal government’s promise to legalize marijuana, the need for an effective and cost-efficient method to detect drug-impaired drivers is greater than ever.

A new paper, commissioned by MADD Canada, examines the availability and accuracy of roadside oral fluid testing for drugs, the approaches used in other countries, and considerations for moving forward with such technology in Canada. The paper, titled A Feasibility Study of Roadside Oral Fluid Testing, is authored by Associate Professor Mark Asbridge and Research Associate Rachel Ogilvie of the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University.

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