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BrilloPad
2nd March 2015, 10:59
BBC News - Drug-drive changes and "drugalysers" come into force (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31683571)

Why are the limits for illegal drugs anything other than zero? And why are there not random tests for everyone? :confused:

SpontaneousOrder
2nd March 2015, 11:17
Why are the limits for illegal drugs anything other than zero?

They are zero in any practical sense.



And why are there not random tests for everyone? :confused:

Why would there be? Why don't we all have to do a piss test when we wake up every morning to check for illegal substances? Why don't we get random dawn raids to check our homes for illegal immigrants?


With that being said:


The situation for people who use prescription drugs had not changed, he said, but "the onus is on the individual to assure themselves that their driving ability is not impaired".

demonstrates that there's little objectivity involved.

original PM
2nd March 2015, 17:25
BBC News - Drug-drive changes and "drugalysers" come into force (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31683571)

Why are the limits for illegal drugs anything other than zero? And why are there not random tests for everyone? :confused:

I thought it was legal to consume what you wanted - it is illegal to sell/make/distribute it.

Otherwise why would all heroin addicts not be arrested when they go to a needle exchange?

Interestingly also the Manchester Met Police are against them and say they need to be reviewed before being put into widespread use.

d000hg
2nd March 2015, 18:08
I thought it was legal to consume what you wanted - it is illegal to sell/make/distribute it.

Otherwise why would all heroin addicts not be arrested when they go to a needle exchange?

Interestingly also the Manchester Met Police are against them and say they need to be reviewed before being put into widespread use.I've no idea if consuming drugs is illegal but possession (even for own use) certainly is so I think technically those visiting needle exchanges CAN be arrested - but it's agreed they won't be for pragmatic reasons. Like a gun amnesty - arresting people who bring in illegal firearms is not that helpful :)

CloudWalker
2nd March 2015, 19:36
Had to be done :smokin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWxgfTMLtc0

BrilloPad
2nd March 2015, 19:36
"the onus is on the individual to assure themselves that their driving ability is not impaired".

Good point! An 18 year old with a ski-full of drink and drugged to the eyeballs may well be a better driver the a 95 year old.