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Posts From December, 2014

The breathalyser for CANNABIS 

Scientists develop device to detect high drivers - and could be tested out in spring 2015 Driving under the influence of drugs is illegal, but until now police officers have had to wait for blood tests to confirm whether a driver is high, which can take up to 24 hours. Now, scientists have developed a cannabis-detecting breathalyser that generates results almost immediately. Researchers at Washington State University came up with the handheld breathalyser to detect THC, the psychoactive... read more
Thursday, December 04, 2014 1:16:00 PM

Drink drivers to be tested for drug use in West Midlands clampdown 

Suspected drink drivers in the West Midlands could also be tested for drug abuse during the festive season. West Midlands Police officers will be using new drug testing kits when suspected drink-drivers are pulled over in a bid to reduce road deaths. The new equipment gives an indication of whether cannabis has been used by motorists and is the first step in reducing accidents linked to drug use. Insp Greg Jennings, who heads up the West Midlands Police anti-drink-drive festive campaign,... read more
Thursday, December 04, 2014 1:14:00 PM

Swansea close to top of list of worst drink and drug driving postcodes in Britain 

SWANSEA is fourth on a list of drink or drug driving hot-spots in the UK. Amazingly, Llandrindod Wells in mid-Wales comes top of the list, followed by Blackpool in second and Crewe in 3rd. Cardiff comes in at 6th. The list has been produced by which looked at data from 11 million car insurance quotes from postcodes across Britain, and compared the number of convictions in each area. Click here to read more  read more
Monday, December 01, 2014 3:34:00 PM
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