15 Feb 2018

Debate over saliva testing for drug driving

From Morning Report, 7:22 am on 15 February 2018

The Minister in charge of road safety, Julie Anne Genter, is unimpressed with a recommendation from her officials to introduce roadside saliva testing of motorists for drugs. The Transport Ministry says the current method of detecting drugged drivers is ineffective and is recommending police be given the power to conduct random roadside saliva testing. But Ms Genter says saliva testing has big flaws.