Office of National Drug Control Policy

ONDCP Excel Eighteenth Row

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Develop Standard Screening Methodologies for Drug-Testing Labs To Use in Detecting the Presence of Drugs
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There are several important scientific issues that must be resolved to establish effective policies and laws on drugged driving.

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Better methods and technology to detect drug use by drivers would have a preventive effect and greatly facilitate the enforcement, prosecution, and adjudication under existing drugged driving laws. First, research must be conducted to develop standards for laboratory screening methodologies for detecting drugged driving. Secondly, research must be conducted to better specify the adverse effects of drug consumption on driving. This information will facilitate the development of model State drug laws to address drugged driving. NIDA will work with its Federal partners to begin this important research.

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