Valley police drug-testing drivers to minimise accidents

Kathmandu, July 27

Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office have started to randomly drug-test people driving in the valley. The police started to do so from Monday, informed valley traffic police.

The police are using a THC kit to test people. The tests will take place in random places on a regular basis.

SP Rajendra Bhatta, spokesperson from the traffic police said they’ve initially started to test buses and tippers but intend to test even cars and bikes.

“There are a lot of accidents taking place due to the use of drugs. We want to stop that and will continue to test people regularly,” says Bhatta.

Bhatta said they will test the suspicious driver’s urine to test if the person has taken drugs or not. The test will look for drugs like marijuana, brown sugar and other hard drugs too.

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