The Sergipe State Traffic Department (Detran-SE) warns about the extension of toxicological exam tests, as failure to do so is considered a serious infraction and results in the loss of seven points on the license. Drivers in categories C, D and E qualify for this measure.
Deliberation No. 272 came from the National Traffic Council (Contran), which extended the deadlines for periodic toxicological examinations. The change applies to all cases in which the exam has expired since 2017. According to the decision, drivers whose National Driving License (CNH) has an expiration date between January and June have until March 31 of this year, while those who Due between July and December, they have until April 30th.
According to a survey carried out by the National Traffic Secretariat (Senatran), on January 20, 1,214,903 drivers in categories C, D and E throughout Brazil have not yet taken a toxicological test. According to Detran’s CEO, Naleide de Andrade, this extension of time helps put an end to this demand. “The test is essential and drivers in these categories must pay attention to the new deadlines, after all, the infraction is very serious, followed by a fine. Therefore, we encourage everyone to carry out this step”, she advises.
Drivers who do not renew may be fined R$1,467.35. In the event of a recurrence of an expired drug test, within a period of one year, the value of the fine doubles to R＄ 2,934.70, with suspension of the right to drive. The toxicological examination must be carried out in clinics accredited by Senatran. Samples of hair, skin or nails can be used in the test, which identifies whether the driver has used any prohibited substance. The validity is two years and six months.
If the test is positive, the driver has the right to drive under suspension and is prevented from issuing or renewing the driver’s license for 90 days. With the measure, drivers caught driving a category C, D or E vehicle with a drug test that has been expired by more than 30 days will be fined from May 1st, if the driver’s license expires between January and June. Fines begin to be applied on May 31st, if the driver’s license expires between July and December.
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