Mandatory drug tests for driver’s license applicants revoked in new law; Sen. Tito Sotto says requirement was "useless" anyway

InterAksyon.com’s Ernie Reyes reports that "the new Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013 has in effect revoked an inutile provision in the Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 that required mandatory drug testing for those applying for or renewing their driver's license."

InterAksyon.com’s Ernie Reyes reports that "the new Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013 has in effect revoked an inutile provision in the Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 that required mandatory drug testing for those applying for or renewing their driver's license." This was highlighted on Sunday, June 23, when Senator Vicente Sotto III said, "The new law not only removed a useless requirement but also allowed motorists a respite from costly drug tests."

 

The report noted: "Signed into law last May 30 by President Aquino, RA 10586 states that drug testing will only be conducted on those driving under the influence (DUI) as determined by law enforcement authorities based on certain manifestations, like overspeeding, weaving, lane straddling, swerving, and others." Bottom line: A motorist will only be subjected to drug testing when he has already committed a traffic gaffe.

 

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