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Mandatory Garda Testing for Drugs Proposed

for drivers involved in serious collisions

Mandatory Garda drug testing of drivers involved in serious collisions is to be introduced as part of the government's efforts to raise road safety awareness- clip

At the moment drivers involved in road accidents are only subject to mandatory alcohol testing.

Minister of State Jack Chambers said he is committed to changing this.

The Minister - who sits at Cabinet - confirmed that new roadside equipment, which is being used by the gardaí for the last number of months, can test for drugs.

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