Drug Driving

New South Wales has joined Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia in the fight against Drug Driving in Australia. Commencing on December 15th 2006, new legislation by the New South Wales Parliament gave Police power to carry out Random Drug Testing on drivers in New South Wales .

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This legislation also created new laws for the compulsory taking of blood and urine tests of drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents, or accidents where a person although not killed, it is more likely than not, that such person will die within 30 days as a consequence of the accident Delta 8 THC Vape Carts

The effect of this legislation is that if a driver is involved in a fatal road crash, then such person will be arrested by police for the purposes of being taken to a hospital and having blood and urine taken to test for the presence of drugs.

Random Drug Testing is carried out in much the same way as Random Breath Testing for Drink Drivers except that it is set up to detect people who are driving after having taken illicit drugs. The testing device used by police is a test pad which the driver is required to lick and which will react to the presence of Cannabis, Amphetamine or ecstasy.

If this test proves “positive” the driver will be required to undergo a second screening test in a police drug testing support vehicle generally located at the scene. If this second test proves positive, the driver will be prohibited from driving for 24 hours and the remaining oral fluid sample from the second test will then be sent off to the Government Analytical Laboratory for analysis.

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