A Guide to Roadside Drug Testing with RSA
• Roadside drug testing will kick in from the 12th of April on Irish roads. This means the Gardaí will use a new drug detection tool to detect cocaine, cannabis, opiates such as morphine and heroin and benzodiazepines like Valium.
• A sample is taken for analysis in a very quick and easy way. Results are immediate and on-the-spot.
• Don’t be alarmed if you are legitimately taking prescription medicines – as long as you are taking medicines in line with the advice of your doctor or pharmacist and the drugs don’t impair your driving. If you do find yourself experiencing any side effects, do contact your doctor to ensure it’s safe to drive.
- Some medicines can make you feel sleepy, dizzy or less alert or can affect your co-ordination. As a result, your judgement and your driving skills can be affected so it is really important to talk to your GP or pharmacist about driving while taking the medicine
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