Feds looking for more druggies, try to mandate random hair follicle testing of truckersSubmitted by Resistance_2009 on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 12:12
Feds looking for more druggies, try to mandate random hair follicle testing of truckers
By Martin Hill
November 4, 2013
Urine testing is inadequate to determine drug use, according to two lawmakers who have introduced 'The Drug Free Commercial Trucking Act of 2013,' companion bills which would allow the random testing of hair follicles for commercial truck drivers. Senator Mark Pryor seeks to "expand & secure safety of roads" and says "It makes sense to have the most accurate drug tests available and the ability to share those results among the industry." In reality, hair follicle testing is far from "the most accurate drug test" according to the government itself, which currently does not allow the Department of Transportation to use hair tests. There are many additional sources which cast doubt on the reliability and appropriateness of hair testing. The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the FDA, for example, characterize the costly tests as unreliable and flawed. The tests also often garner false positives and racially discriminatory results. The ever-expanding 'homeland security state' has not made Americans safer at all, and neither will intrusive and unnecessary laws such as this one. [Article continues here.
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