Toronto police testing roadside screening devices for drug impaired driving

Toronto police have begun a pilot project testing the use of roadside screening devices for drug-impaired driving.

The project – which continues through to next spring – will test how well officers are able to use certain roadside drug-testing devices on motorists under different weather conditions and at night.

It is part of a national effort aimed at testing how police forces can detect drug-impaired drivers, with forces in Vancouver, Halifax and Gatineau, Quebec, as well as the Ontario Provincial Police and certain RCMP detachments taking part.

Police say participation in the project is anonymous and voluntary.

The Canadian Press

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