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August 29, 2018

Dräger Safety Canada approved as provider of roadside drug screening technology to law enforcement in Canada


TORONTOAug. 28, 2018 /CNW/ -Dräger Safety Canada today announced that the Dräger DrugTest 5000 screening system has been approved by the Attorney General of Canada as the first roadside oral fluid drug screening device for use by Canadian law enforcement.

Reliable roadside testing tools are a trusted tool for law enforcement agencies in their efforts to improve road safety. Designed with portability and automation in mind, the Dräger DrugTest 5000 will complement Canada’s Drug Recognition Expert program and strengthen Canada’s drug-impaired driving regime, by helping law enforcement test for the recent use of cannabis and cocaine, and get fast, accurate results.

“Dräger is proud to be selected as a provider of roadside drug screening technology for use by Canadian law enforcement,” says Rob Clark, managing director of Dräger Canada. “For decades, we have worked side-by-side with police around the world as a trusted partner, and with our device now available to them, we look forward to helping police make Canadian roads safer.”

The device offers Canadian law enforcement the following:

  • A fully automated, rechargeable device that features built-in temperature control functionality, ensuring optimal performance in a broad range of weather conditions, and which is already used in cold weather countries like NorwayPoland and Russia
  • Fast and easy-to-use technology based on models that have been shown to be 95 per cent accurate for cannabis in scientific studies
  • The backing of a company with a 30-year history in Canada

Dräger has 60 years of experience developing alcohol detection technologies, and launched its first drug-testing system in 2008. The Dräger DrugTest 5000 is consistently chosen by law enforcement around the world and is used today by agencies in the United KingdomAustralia and multiple countries throughout Europe.

To learn more about Dräger’s history in drug and alcohol detection, please visit our website.


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