To comment on “Advanced test kit a blow to drug-driving”, 09/07 -
Testing motorists for impairment by drugs is a good idea, (“Advanced test kit a blow to drug-driving”, 09/07), just as it is on blue-collar job sites. Motorists and workers impaired by drugs or alcohol are most likely to harm only themselves and occasionally one or two others. The harm they can do is limited.
There is one particular white-collar occupation where the potential for harm to others from impairment by drugs or alcohol is much greater and where testing should be mandatory at the start of each work session. I’m talking about parliamentarians and councillors. When the editor says “cocaine is everywhere”, (“Slam brakes on drug-driving”, 09/07), that includes our government buildings.
If our elected representatives are clear of drug and alcohol impairment they’ll be proud to lead by example and will legislate for mandatory testing at their chamber doors.
Jennifer Short Edge Hill
The enemy have us surrounded. Good! Now we know where to find the bastards! -various