Muni to vote on stricter drug-testing guidelines

June 14, 2010 10:20:35 AM PDT
San Francisco Muni officials are set to vote Tuesday on adopting stricter federal guidelines for drug and alcohol testing of the system's drivers.

The San Francisco Examiner reports that tests would now include mandatory screening for ecstasy. The new drug-testing rules go into effect October 1.

They officially label ecstasy and other similar psychedelic substance as "prohibited drugs" and they lower the cut-off level that render positive test results for cocaine, methamphetamine and amphetamine.

Also, Muni drivers who leave the scene of an accident without just cause prior to submitting to a test will be considered as testing positive.