The results are reported of research investigating the use of saliva analysis as a research tool in determining drug usage by drivers who have not been involved in crashes. The research shows that saliva analysis is a valid research method for screening for a wide variety of drugs with the potential to impair driving skills, in a non-invasive and more easily obtainable manner than would he the case for blood and/or urine samples. In addition, details are provided of drug findings from the first 618 saliva samples from a related survey of truck drivers, bus drivers and general population drivers.
Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): G A Starmer, D J Mascord, B Tattam and R Zeleny
Publication Date: 01/08/94