A new drug test for drivers, that will allow Gardaí to check for more substances on the roadside, has been described as a game changer.

The device will work like an antigen test giving a faster result.

Amphetamine and Methamphetamine like speed and ecstasy can be detected for the first time, along with drugs like cocaine and cannabis.

An Garda Siochana and the RSA also officially launched their Christmas and New Year road safety campaign.

Gardai are encouraging motorists to obey the rules of the road, not to break speed limits and if you are having a drink, leave the car behind.

Garda Roads policing inspector for Mayo/Roscommon/Longford,David Tiernan, told Midwest Radio's Alannah Nolan more about the campaign and the new device that has been introduced today....


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