The Bill brought to the Irish parliament just before the Christmas break  to set out different unacceptable levels for different types of narcotics.

The Sunday World writes..

Currently, motorists who use drugs can be prosecuted only if their driving is impaired but the new laws would see drivers tested for the presence of heroin, cocaine or cannabis in their blood.

A saliva test would be administered on the side of the road and if it returned positive indications then the a follow up blood test would take place.

A different test will be applied to those taking prescription drugs.

A motorist found impaired could face a €5,000 fine or six months in jail

Here’s the full report