A national scoping study into roadside drug testing across Australia has been completed. The researchers noted that overall, Australia has the most intensive roadside drug testing program in the world, with roadside oral fluid testing introduced in Australia a decade or more before any other jurisdiction internationally. Consultation indicated that Australian states and territories are interested in moving forward to: develop a deterrence model; improve testing technology, particularly to reduce the time taken at the roadside for sample collection and analysis; and to develop an evidentiary roadside test with no further lab testing required.
Type: Research and Analysis Report
Author(s): J Davey, K Armstrong, J Freeman, M Sheldrake
Topics: Drugs, Road
Publication Date: 30/06/17