Centre for Road Safety

Mobile Drug Testing - there's no escaping it (30 seconds)

[A police officer stands next to a police car on the side of the road. Traffic noise can be heard.]

Officer: You might not have heard about MDT. But it’s all around us.

[Police officers are shown at a mobile drug test operation.]

Officer: It’s in neighbourhoods where you’d least expect it.

[A close-up of the officer shows an electronic display on top of the police car with the words MOBILE DRUG TESTING scrolling across the screen.]

Officer: And MDT is more prevalent on the streets than ever. And it won’t be long before you’re doing it too.

[A police officer holds a “Stop police” sign and waves drivers to the side of the road. Cars are shown pulling over. A police officer talks to the driver of a car. She holds a blue test stick]

[A background heartbeat sound effect starts.]

Police officer: This is an MDT - a mobile drug test. Please wipe this down your tongue.

[The driver is shown wiping the stick down his tongue.]

Narrator: With three times more mobile drug testing on New South Wales roads . . .

[A series of shots show police conducting the tests along a row of cars stopped beside traffic cones with a Mobile Drug Testing sign on the road, then a close-up of a drivers licence and a blue MDT test stick.]
Narrator: . . . MDT - there’s no escaping it.

[A close-up shows a man wipe a test stick down his tongue.]

The words Mobile Drug Testing are superimposed over the image of the man, then transition into MDT.

End credits: MDT. There’s no escaping it. Logo: NSW Government Transport for NSW

Back to MDT.

Mobile drug testing - there's no escaping it (15 seconds)

[A police car is shown on daylight patrol in a leafy suburban street.]

Narrator: MDT is in all kinds of neighbourhoods.

[The police officer driving the car looks over to his partner officer, who activates the siren.]

Narrator: And it’s more prevalent than ever.

[The police car, with flashing lights activated, is shown stopped behind another car. A police officer walks up to the driver of the car.]

Police officer: This is an MDT, a mobile drug test.

[The young male driver looks worried. There is a young woman in the passenger seat.]

Narrator: The next police car you see…

[A shot from the rear shows the police car with the words MOBILE DRUG TESTING scrolling across the electronic display on top of the car, while the police officer stands at the driver’s window of the other car.

Narrator: Could be a mobile drug testing unit.

[The driver is shown wiping the test stick down his tongue.]

Narrator: MDT - there’s no escaping it.

[A close-up shows a man wipe a test stick down his tongue.]

Graphic: The words Mobile Drug Testing are superimposed over the image of the man, then transition into MDT.

End credits: MDT. There’s no escaping it. Logo: NSW Government Transport for NSW

Back to MDT.