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Quintana Roo federal highway checkpoints set up for drug, alcohol detection

Cancun, Q.R. – In an attempt to keep local highways safer this summer, the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) has implemented a safe driving strategy, Delta 30.

All federal highways in the state of Quintana Roo will be monitored by federal police and SCT.

Drivers of passenger and cargo vehicles will be checked at random and assigned a drug test for alcohol and drugs through portable checkpoints installed at the roadside stops. It’s anticipated that an average roadside check stop shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.

Related: Drug-driving tests now in full force in UK 

During the holiday season, it is not uncommon for people to drive long hours in an attempt to reach their destination. In doing so, some take to stimulants or other drugs to stay awake. Some of these stimulants can hinder driving skills, rendering drivers careless.

Federal police checkpoints will be installed at the Calica Bridge coming into Playa del Carmen as well as ADO bus terminals and the Cancun International Airport. The SCT will also have stops in place at varying ports and piers around Quintana Roo.

Delta 30 remains in effect until August 23.

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