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Update on the new salivary test in France

Salivary cannabis test

A new saliva test "without prior cause" against cannabis and drugs at the wheel, arrives in France

New saliva tests land against drug driving. So-called saliva tests without “prior cause”… That is to say that the law has changed the conditions for drug testing while driving. Saliva tests may be required, even in the absence of an offense… These new tests are faster than the previous ones. And the unusual convictions too ...

Simplified analysis of drugs while driving

Un dépistage positif de stupéfiants (sur le bord de la route)  devait être confirmé par une analyse sanguine. Or, désormais, en cas de résultats positif, les forces de police pourront procéder à un second prélèvement de salive… Ensuite, ils l’enverront dans un laboratoire d’analyses toxicologiques.

This second saliva analysis will make it possible to definitively determine whether there are traces of narcotics or not. This novelty is intended to simplify police procedures. And in another register, it will prevent the driver from going to the hospital for a blood sample ...

An accelerated procedure

These “new generation” kits aim to increase the number of controls on drugs. But also to speed up legal proceedings. These new tests, faster than the previous ones, will be Le Parisiensent " in the coming weeks, at police stations and gendarmerie brigades. » Les forces de l’ordre devraient pouvoir détecter en quelques minutes si un conducteur a consommé du cannabis, de la cocaïne, des opiacés, de l’ecstasy ou des amphétamines. Alors que ces derniers tests n’étaient qu’au nombre de 100.000 per year against 11 million for blood alcohol tests per year, it seems obvious that the new generation is here to increase the number of offenses.

Pour rappel, pour un contrôle positif aux drogues, un automobiliste risque deux ans de prison, un retrait de six points du permis de conduire et une amende pouvant aller jusqu’à 4.500 euros. Les Lois Macron devraient assouplir cela, mais seulement par l’instauration de contraventions. On ne sait toujours pas qu’elle sera l’application pour le cannabis au volant (surement négatif), mais pour les drogues et l’alcool cela restera inchangé.

Without "prior cause"

In addition, even in the absence of an offense, drivers may be subjected to saliva testing for narcotics. " Police forces can carry out these tests even if there is no traffic accident, offense, or reasonable suspicion of drug use. »

Even in case of good behavior ...

Thus, the police will no longer need a "cause" to test drivers. And if you are a Sunday smoker, or a very reasonable person, you will fail ...

Unusual

Mentalities are changing in France… For example, on the morning of July 19, 2017, a driving school instructor took her student to the Couëron gendarmerie for a lesson. Indeed, according to West France, the latter does not mark any stop and enters a prohibited direction after refusing the right of way to two pedestrians. A behavior that does not fail to arouse the suspicions of the instructor who accompanies it ...

An instructor working for the Police ...

Startled by the behavior of her pupil, she imposed a new itinerary on him: towards the Couëron gendarmerie near Nantes. So the gendarmes proceed to screening ... The young driver is forced to confess "have used cannabis in the past night and have slept little ". This young driver shouldn't get back behind the wheel of a car for a little while ...

Short…

Strangely, we still have nothing concrete about the millions of motorists who drive under the influence of benzodiazepines and anti-depressants… Moreover, the machine distinguishes perfectly the difference between methadone, morphine and heroin… Knowing that a large dose of methadone can be quite restrictive while driving ...

Cerise sur le cake, le cannabis si light par rapport aux drogues dures, fera parti du top dépistage pour nos chers policiers Français… Même en dose infinitésimale, et c’est bien là notre problème puisque le cannabis laisse des traces non actives dans l’organisme pendant des semaines…

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