Police are using a new device that can detect if drivers on the road have been affected by drugs other than alcohol.
The device reveals and indicate other intoxicants than alcohol through saliva tests. It can be used to clarify the need for blood tests and further analysis of intoxicants, writes Politiforum.
– It is quite obvious that this will help save lives in traffic. The more speeding drivers the police can uncover, the more lives we can save on the roads, says Assistant UP Chief Roar Skjelbred Larsen.
The device has a high sensitivity to the most commonly used drugs and narcotics, such as cannabis and cocaine.
– The various substances have different potential for danger, and this will also be taken into account when it comes to the various punishment degrees, says Skjelbred Larsen.
The Emergency Police Force (UP) has been testing the device for four years. By the end of the year, the device will be available to all units in all police districts in Norway.
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