This short article describes the contents of a private members bill (the road traffic (breath tests) bill) that clarifies police powers to administer breath tests and introduces powers to establish roadside checkpoints for testing all drivers. The bill contains two clauses. Clause one redefines and clarifies the power of the police officer to stop a vehicle to establish suspicion that its driver is affected by alcohol, in connection with the power to administer breath tests. Clause 2 enables the Secretary of State to make regulations about roadside checkpoints for administrating breath tests to motorists selected at random subject to approriate safeguards. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    British Medical Association

    BMA House, Tavistock Square
    London WC1H 9JR,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Gloag, D
  • Publication Date: 1989-4-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 982
  • Serial:
    • BMJ
    • Volume: 298
    • Issue Number: 6679
    • Publisher: British Medical Association
    • ISSN: 0959-8138
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00493499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM