SoToxa is able to test for the presence of THC (the psychoactive component in marijuana), cocaine, opioids, amphetamine, methamphetamine, and benzodiazepines. Because it provides rapid, accurate results, the mobile analyzer helps law enforcement agencies remove suspected drug-impaired drivers from the road quickly. And because SoToxa is handheld and highly durable, the technology holds up to the rigors of roadside drug screening.
“An increasing number of driving fatalities over the past decade are associated with drug use, and more states either have or will soon legalize recreational marijuana,1” said Chris Scoggins, Senior Vice President, Rapid Diagnostics, Abbott. “That’s why we’re working with law enforcement and lawmakers to bring this life-changing technology to the roadside. SoToxa is tested, validated and ready now, arming police with critical information to help them make quick and informed decisions that will ultimately help make roads safer for everyone.”
As more states across the U.S. legalize marijuana for recreational use, the public’s demand for roadside testing tools, such as SoToxa, is underscored by findings from a recent survey released by Abbott. The study found that almost two-thirds of Americans (64%) are concerned about an increase in drugged-driving crashes, while more than 1 in 5 Americans (21%) know someone who has been in a car crash involving a driver who was under the influence of drugs.2
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2Abbott survey, June 2019