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Netherlands rolls out saliva tests for drug driving

Published Sat, 02/12/2017 - 12:12

The Netherlands is the latest country to start road-side saliva tests to catch drug driving offenders.  Early results since the programme launched in July have been described as ‘the tip of the iceberg’.

Like other countries, the Netherlands already had laws against drug driving, but enforcement was based on behavioural characteristics such as poor driving or observing dilated pupils.  Suspected offenders had to be accompanied to a police station for a sample of blood or urine to be taken, this was then sent away for analysis.

TISPOL warns European Transport Committee against changes to truck driver training requirements

Published Sat, 02/12/2017 - 11:59

The European Parliament’s transport committee has backed changes to professional driver training rules that could lead to large numbers of lorries being driven by workers who have received no professional training in addition to their regular HGV driving license.