Canberra motorists will be subject to roadside drug tests after the Legislative Assembly passed new laws today.
The Opposition's drug testing bill has passed this morning with the support of the Greens.
Under the new laws Canberra motorists will face random tests for drugs including ecstasy, cannabis and methamphetamine.
Opposition police spokesman Jeremy Hanson says the legislation is long overdue.
Although this has been a difficult process it didn't need to be and we're here today finally, he said.
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope tried to adjourn the debate.
Mr Stanhope told the Assembly the Human Rights Commissioner is worried about the bill's impact.
A piece of legislation that interacts with human rights raises human rights concerns, he said.
It could take some time for the laws to come into effect.
Wed Jun 30, 2010
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