The Auto Cycle Union (ACU) and Amateur Motor Cycle Association (AMCA) have adopted a joint approach to tackle the increasing issue of drug and alcohol abuse. The two organisations are holding internal seminars to further educate its Directors and Officials on substance abuse and the impact it has on Health and Safety of their Sport. With the focus on safety for competitors, officials and spectators; the two organisations are actively increasing the number of drug and alcohol tests to ensure their policies are being adhered to.
The ACU and AMCA have commissioned the expert services of Racoo Screening to deliver a series of comprehensive educational seminars and random drug and alcohol testing at events to help address the problem.
Assistance for those suffering from drug and/or alcohol abuse will be provided by a number of existing free support mechanisms; however those providing positive test results face an instant ban of 2 years in line with FIM regulations.