DrugWipe® chosen as part of Public Safety Canada’s Roadside Drug Screening Pilot Project

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DrugWipe® chosen as part of Public Safety Canada’s Roadside Drug Screening Pilot Project

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS) is pleased to announce that DrugWipe 5S oral fluid drug screening device was chosen as one of two products for the roadside drug screening pilot project by Public Safety Canada. The pilot project is being conducted in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, various regional police forces across Canada and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators and will test DrugWipe under a variety of environmental conditions, including cold, rain, snow and at night.

This pilot project is an important step in law enforcement efforts to enhance the enforcement of drug impaired driving laws. With the recently released Final Report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation there is an urgent need to find a portable and reliable drug screening device. DrugWipe is a small, self-contained, single use drug screening device that detects multiple substances in oral fluid (saliva). It is used throughout Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom, consisting of a sample collector and test cassette that is the choice for ease of use and reliability in roadside drug screening.

“Improving traffic safety is critical as Canada embarks on changes to legislation and regulations with respect to drugimpaired driving” notes Felix J.E. Comeau, CEO of ACS. “We are a Canadian based company and have been at the forefront of alcohol-impaired testing since 1970. We look forward to working in partnership with all stakeholders to
improve the safety and security of our roads for all Canadians”.

DrugWipe will detect a variety of drugs including cannabis, amphetamines, cocaine and opiates. Positive drug test results are quickly indicated by red test lines that appear on the test window after 3 to 5 minutes.

“With the legalization of marijuana being considered in many countries, changes to traffic safety regulations are essential and it is important that police officers have access to a detection device that is highly accurate and easy to use, DrugWipe offers both of these features,” states Mr. Comeau. DrugWipe is specially designed for trained professionals to conduct drug screening, providing:

  • Fast, reliable and sensitive drug screening
  • Results in 3 to 5 minutes
  • Simple, hygienic and accurate (5 ng/ml THC)
  • Small oral fluid sample required (< 10 μL of saliva)
  • Compact, light and portable

About ACS

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS) is an international group of companies with over 40 years of experience in the development of innovative technology to prevent impaired driving. ACS is a world class leader in the production of breath alcohol testers and ignition interlock devices. Our products are tailored to: law enforcement, automotive, industrial, public and personal safety markets.